Ukraine claims 14,200 Russian soldiers killed since start of the war

Ukraine’s armed forces say about 14,200 Russian soldiers have been killed since Russia began its invasion more than three weeks ago. It added that 450 Russian tanks and almost 1,450 other armored combat vehicles have been destroyed, along with 93 Russian aircraft and 112 helicopters.

Additionally, 205 Russian artillery systems have been destroyed, along with 72 multiple launch rocket systems and 43 anti-aircraft weapons systems, it said.

CNN is unable to verify these claims. Information from Russia is rarely forthcoming, and officials rarely report on its losses. The most recent figure seems to have been released on March 2, when Russia said 498 of its servicemen had died since the start of the campaign.

What we know: US estimates of Russian casualties range from between 3,000 to 10,000, according to information from US and NATO officials speaking to CNN. US and allied intelligence assessments vary widely as to exactly how many Russian forces have been killed to date, sources familiar with the intelligence tell CNN. But even the lowest estimates are in the thousands.

Ukraine says it is still waiting to hear a request from Russian authorities for the repatriation of the bodies of those killed.

Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister said the issue of collecting and identifying the bodies had been discussed in a meeting between Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, on Thursday.

Ukraine’s armed forces say about 14,200 Russian soldiers have been killed since Russia began its invasion more than three weeks ago. It added that 450 Russian tanks and almost 1,450 other armored combat vehicles have been destroyed, along with 93 Russian aircraft and 112 helicopters.

Additionally, 205 Russian artillery systems have been destroyed, along with 72 multiple launch rocket systems and 43 anti-aircraft weapons systems, it said.

CNN is unable to verify these claims. Information from Russia is rarely forthcoming, and officials rarely report on its losses. The most recent figure seems to have been released on March 2, when Russia said 498 of its servicemen had died since the start of the campaign.

What we know: US estimates of Russian casualties range from between 3,000 to 10,000, according to information from US and NATO officials speaking to CNN. US and allied intelligence assessments vary widely as to exactly how many Russian forces have been killed to date, sources familiar with the intelligence tell CNN. But even the lowest estimates are in the thousands.

Ukraine says it is still waiting to hear a request from Russian authorities for the repatriation of the bodies of those killed.

Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister said the issue of collecting and identifying the bodies had been discussed in a meeting between Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, on Thursday.

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