NEW YORK, April 8. /TASS/. The permanent losses among Ukrainian military personnel may be up to 300,000, said Scott Ritter, a former United Nations Special Commission weapons inspector.
In a conversation with the host of the US Tour of Duty podcast aired on Friday, Ritter noted that the Ukrainian military system was corrupt and intentionally downplayed the number of those killed.
"Ukraine is trying to minimize the losses but the fact is, they are much larger," he said noting that during a meeting with Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley, Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian armed forces Valery Zaluzhny admitted to 257,000 dead and about 83,000 missing out of whom 60,000 are presumed dead.