Russia’s Ministry of Defence has said that 498 Russian troops have been killed in Ukraine and 1,597 more sustained wounds.
Ukraine maintains the number is far higher, with a military adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy putting the figure at 7,000.
But Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov rejected reports about “incalculable losses” of the Russians as “disinformation”.
He assured that families of those killed are receiving all necessary assistance.
Moscow had previously admitted to losses but without giving any numbers.
Konashenkov also said neither conscripts, nor cadets have been involved in the operation in Ukraine, dismissing media reports alleging otherwise.
Konashenkov said more than 2,870 Ukrainian troops have been killed and some 3,700 more sustained injuries, while 572 others have been captured by the Russians.
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