Russia has lost more than 60,000 soldiers In Bakhmut

According to estimates from the West, Russia has lost more than 60,000 soldiers while attempting to take Bakhmut, in the Donetsk region.

Under the condition of anonymity, a Western official provided the details to reporters. The source stated, “We estimate that throughout the year-long battle, capturing Bakhmut has probably cost Russia at least 60,000 casualties in that Bakhmut-Popasna sector.”

He added that the figure of 60,000, which included both injured and dead, was a “conservative estimate” of Russian losses in this particular sector of the front. The official also stated that fatalities account for at least one-third of the estimated losses.

The source stated that the city was “not strategically significant” and that “Ukrainian elements have withdrawn from the main built-up area of the town,” according to the West.

Wagner [mercenary] forces are currently in the process of evacuating, at least temporarily. Russian regular forces, which are already overstretched, will make a major commitment to replacing these force elements, he added.

The Western establishment estimates that more than 200,000 Russians have died in the conflict with Ukraine.

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