Russia has suffered more than 100,000 casualties since December in a key signal that Moscow’s winter offensive has “backfired,” according to new estimated figures from the White House. #CNN #News
ELECTION FRAUD. THE PARTY, MORE THAN 40% OF THE VOTE. NEW DETAILS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT THE RUSSIAN CASUALTIES IN UKRAINE. THE BIDEN MINISTRATION SAYS MORE THAN 100,000 RUSSIAN TROOPS ARE BEING KILLED OR WOUNDED IN UKRAINE SINCE DECEMBER. THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT SAYS THAT IS PROOF THAT RUSSIA’S WAR HAS BACKFIRED. CNN CHIEF INTERNATIONAL
SECURITY CORRESPONDENT, NICK PATON WALSH, IS LIVE IN ZAPORIZHZHIA FOR US. AND YOU WOULD EXPECT TO HAVE GOT SOME SORT OF RESPONSE ON THOSE NUMBERS, CERTAINLY SOUNDS SIGNIFICANT ON RUSSIAN DEATHS FROM THE KREMLIN, WHAT HAVE WE HEARD? >> THE KREMLIN SPOKESPERSON, DIMITRI, HAS TOLD REPORTERS THAT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS
ABSOLUTELY NO WAY OF BEING ABLE TO ESTIMATE RUSSIAN CASUALTIES AND WE SHOULD LOOK TO THE LAST OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENSE, JUST PLUS 6000 DEATHS IS THEIR LATEST STATEMENT. LOOK, JOHN KIRBY, THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL SPOKES PERSON, WHEN HE GAVE THIS FIGURE, IT’S, YOU KNOW, SUSPICIOUSLY AROUND, TO BE HONEST.
THAT IS BASED ON INTELLIGENCE THAT HAD BEEN DOWNGRADED. ESSENTIALLY CLASSIFY, DECLASSIFY AS THE FRONT WORK BEING RELEASED PUBLICLY. WENT ON TO GET MORE DETAILS, MAKES SLIGHTLY MORE SENSE OF IT. 20,000 DIED, THE REMAINING 80,000 ARE INJURED, THAT MAYBE, WE DON’T KNOW, THAT MAY BE THE RESULT OF THEIR ASSESSMENT, FOR
EVERY PERSON WHO, DIES FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE INJURED IN A NORMAL BATTLEFIELD. THAT’S CERTAINLY THE RATIO THAT NATO HOPES TO OBTAIN AND ITS OPERATIONS. AT THE SAME TIME, HE SAID HALF OF THOSE 20,000 DEAD WERE WAGNER FIGHTERS. THAT WOULD PROBABLY LOCATE THEM IN THE EXCEPTIONALLY GRISLY BATTLE FOR BAKHMUT WE SAW TAKE
PLACE SINCE OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER. THE KEY FOCUS OF RUSSIA’S MILITARY ACTIVITIES SINCE THEN, THE GRISLY FOCUS OF THEIR WINTER COUNTEROFFENSIVE, UTTERLY FUTILE, FRANKLY. AND IN THE LAST FEW DAYS, WE’VE SEEN KEY RUSSIAN MILITARY FIGURE, YOU’VE BEEN A PRIGOZHIN AHEAD OF THAT WAGNER GROUP COME FORWARD AND SAY, WITHOUT MORE
ARTILLERY SHELLS, HE’S NOT SURE THESE GUYS CAN HANG ON IN BAKHMUT. HE’S MADE MISLEADING STATEMENTS BEFORE, WE SIMPLY DON’T KNOW WHERE THAT’S COMING FROM. AT THE SAME TIME, UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS HAVE SAID THEY’RE PUSHING BACK. MANAGING TO GET RUSSIANS TO LEAVE POSITIONS. THIS IS BEEN A BACK AND FORTH FOR MONTHS NOW.
IT’S ONE WHERE THE LAST FEW WEEKS, WE’VE BEGUN TO GET THE FEELING RUSSIA THOUGHT I HAD THE HIGH GROUND, HAD THE CAPACITY, POTENTIALLY, TO ENCIRCLE THE REMAINING UKRAINIAN TROOPS INSIDE. INSIDE THAT CITY. IT SEEMS TO BE REVERSING. A BACK AND FORTH THAT MAY CONTINUE TO MOVE. ON BUT I THINK THE MESSAGE WE
CAN TAKE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE CERTAINLY WITH THESE NUMBERS, WHICH LACK OF EVIDENCE, CERTAINLY BEHIND THEM. THEY DO CERTAINLY SPEAK OF AN APPALLING WINTER THAT RUSSIA HAS HAD. THE FACT THAT THE BIDEN MINISTRATION IS VERY KEEN TO BE BEHIND THIS FORTHCOMING UKRAINIAN COUNTEROFFENSIVE. REMINDING THE WORLD HOW CATASTROPHICALLY BAD RUSSIAN
DECISIONS ARE ON THE BATTLEFIELD, HOW THEIR DECISION TO FIGHT FOR THE SYMBOLIC BUT STRATEGICALLY NOT VERY USEFUL CITY OF BAKHMUT, IT HAS TAKEN UP WHAT REMAINING RESOURCES THEY HAVE. BECKY, WE SPOKE TO RUSSIAN CONVICTS WHO WERE RECRUITED — SENT TO THE FRONT LINE TO FIGHT INJURED, AND THEN CALLED US
FROM THE HOSPITAL TO SAY THEY’RE CONCERNED ABOUT BEING SENT BACK TO THE FRONT LINE STILL INJURED. THERE REALLY APPEARS THAT STRAINING THE RESOURCES ON THE HUMAN LEVEL THAT THEY’RE SENDING TO THAT FRONTLINE. THAT CERTAINLY SPEAKS OF DESPERATION AHEAD OF THIS UKRAINIAN COUNTEROFFENSIVE, INTO WHICH BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF NATO WEAPONRY, TRAINING, AND
PLANNING APPEAR TO HAVE GONE, A SENIOR U.S. OFFICIAL TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY HAVE BEEN TRAINING THE ACRANIA FOR A SURPRISE ATTACK. WE ARE SEEING INDICATIONS HERE IN ZAPORIZHZHIA THAT SOME OF THAT COUNTEROFFENSIVE MAYBE BEGINNING ARE BEGINNING TO HAVE ITS PEARLY YOU’D, IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL, UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT OBVIOUSLY WON’T TELL US WHEN THEY’RE STARTING.
VERY STARK INDICTMENT WHERE RUSSIA IS AHEAD OF THE
I don’t think they really care about those casualties because most are probably criminals from prisons. The US couldn’t do that for humanitarian reasons, but imagine if the US could rid the prison system and society of 100,000 criminals. Society would probably be better off overall.
"more than 100,000 casualties since December"
Sure my darling, sure. Now go take your meds! You must have been skipping your doses again.
"The second army of the world" has been seizing Ukraine for a year now😂.
CNN better tell TRUTH about Ukrainian casualties. Or this information is classified?
Fake news of 100 thousand blah blah fr, ccn…
How bout us lost in Vietnam war?
Magnanimous Russia keeps open the sinkhole for Ukrainian Nazis and NATO mercenaries, who since 2014 have been murdering Russian civilians in Donbass at the behest of the United States and England. It is no use that the United States and England are not going to take possession of the Crimea and Donbass that belong to the Russian people. Oh! And there will be no British caliphate in Syria.
Todos hablan de la bajas rusas pero nadie habla de las bajas ucranianas
Ukraine best army
How many Ukes ?
Didn't the recently leaked classified documents prove these numbers are made up propaganda. CNN state approved media
I believe in unicorns, leprechauns and CNN….
There are more reserve coming to join that figure…
Not surprising if you consider the reports of Russians opening fire on each other because of bad communication… The fact Russian can barely hold a candle to just one county is, underwhelming. God forbid the rest of NATO and other countries actually get directly involved. China will see what’s happening and likely move to take back it’s northern territories at the same time. It would be a huge win for China in recourses and wealth that the country currently needs.
Fake ukranian numbers
All these precious lives lost on both sides for Putin's dreams are absolutely disgusting, it's a meaningless war, nobody was threatening Putin in the first place he had a big ego. Putin has to go and the Russian People need their lives back.
Russia is not a top tier military force… Who said they were #2 in the world? This was based on Russian information that was, and never has been reliable.
Another CNN lie…
Russia must publish a list of all cities of NATO and US where they would put all of their 5000 nuclear weapons. This is the only solution now. Let finish the world and build a new world with no weapons, no arms, only love and respect.
Well, you can continue to see frozen russian dead all over videos. They are ghastly at times. The russians do not even claim their dead, just let them rot.
The Kremlin doesn't care about anybody but themselves, bastards
IF RUSSIA LOST 100,000 men since then , ukraine must have lost 500,000 because in fact russia is absolutely demolishing Ukraines army with bombs.
I don't think anyone including the US government believes what the government is saying.
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