Losses of the Ukrainian military in the war with Russia range from 10 to 12.5-13 thousand dead.
This was announced by the adviser to the head of the Office of the President, Mykhailo Podoliak, in an interview with Channel 24.
Thus, he refuted the information announced the day before by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, about the alleged 100,000 dead Ukrainian soldiers.
"Regarding Ukrainian losses. Undoubtedly, Ms. Ursula was wrong - that's obvious. That's why they deleted this video, removed these numbers. We have official estimates of the General Staff, there are estimates given by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, it [Ukrainian military losses - ed.] in our country ranges from 10 to 12.5-13 thousand dead. We openly talk about the number of dead. We don't have full mobilization, which Russia is constantly talking about, we don't have conscription, we have everything under control"- said Podoliak.
At the same time, the adviser to the head of the President's Office noted that the losses of the civilian population in Ukraine are greater. According to him, the number can be "significant".
"We are talking about the civilian population (…) - it is definitely not 20 thousand, so it can be understood that the number can be significant there. And we talk about this on various international platforms, that, look, Russia is not fighting with the military, it is obvious that it will lose the war there [on battlefields - ed.]. Russia is at war with the civilian population. Especially, I emphasize, in the occupied territories. And there are a lot of these mass burials, mass executions (…)", noted Podoliak.