In recent days there have been accusations from both the Russian and Ukrainian sides of fierce fighting around the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia and the Russian-occupied nuclear power plant of the same name.
Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zeninsky, claimed on Wednesday that a Russian attack on the city killed three people, according to NTB.
Earlier today, Russia accused Ukrainian forces of attacking the power station, which is the largest in Europe and close to the front line.
– Acrid smoke
On Thursday, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar made new accusations about what is going on at the nuclear power plant. You claim that Russia burns corpses to hide defeat in the war.
– The property of pungent smoke has been known to locals for a long time. She writes that she is burning the corpses in an open area cable.
It also claims that the bodies are being transported to the area of the nuclear power plant by trucks, he writes Express.
– The leadership of the Russian occupation forces is trying to hide the real losses in its ranks and is burying them in the occupied areas temporarily without transferring the remains to Telegram.
According to Zelensky, Ukrainian forces have been steadily recapturing many areas occupied by Russia. But at the same time he acknowledges that the Ukrainian offensive is going slower than they had hoped.
The counterattack is complicated. It may be slower than anyone would like, according to the report, Zelensky says Kyiv Independent.
There is a great deal of uncertainty about the death toll in the bloody war that has been going on since February 2022.
Last week, Ukrainian authorities claimed that more than 250,000 Russian soldiers had been killed in the war. Russia itself has not updated its death toll since it reported just under 6,000 deaths in September 2022, he writes. Newsweek.
– It is very difficult to determine the death toll in an ongoing conflict because both sides will keep the data secret and inflate the death toll on the enemy side, researcher Marina Miron at King’s College London tells the news magazine.
History professor Gregory Vitarbo at Meredith College in North Carolina points out that there is no doubt that Russia has suffered huge losses in the war in Ukraine.
– By terrible comparison, Russia lost 15,000 soldiers in a ten-year war in Afghanistan, while 58,000 American soldiers died in nearly 20 years of war in Vietnam, says Vitarbo.
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