The Kyiv Defense Ministry says more than 5,000 Russian troops were killed in the first four days of fighting in Ukraine, the BBC reported.
In a statement posted on Facebook, Ukrainian officials said around 5,300 Russian troops were killed and claimed 191 tanks, 29 fighter jets, 29 helicopters and 816 armored personnel carriers were destroyed by Ukrainian forces. .
The BBC has not been able to independently verify these claims, although the UK Ministry of Defense believes Russia suffered “heavy” losses early in the conflict.
The claims follow the Russian Defense Ministry’s acknowledgment on Sunday that its forces suffered casualties, although officials did not provide an exact figure, the BBC reported.
Meanwhile, UN observers said they had confirmed at least 94 civilian deaths in the first four days of fighting.
He said the invasion had had “serious humanitarian consequences” and the number of casualties could be significantly higher.
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