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Russian army ramps up recruitment as steep casualties thin the ranks

Placeholder while article actions load RIGA, Latvia — Russia is scrambling to recruit men to fight in Ukraine after major losses in the early months of the war left the army stretched thin and some soldiers disenchanted. The Kremlin has so far declined to order a general mobilization of draft-age soldiers, because this could signal […]

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Russia war casualties in full: How long Vladimir Putin can continue invading Ukraine

Russia has provided a far lower estimate of its losses, suggesting only 3,000 soldiers had died as of May 31. While it is impossible to estimate an entirely accurate total, the UK’s more conservative estimates are likely closer to the truth, given that Russia and Ukraine gain from exaggerating either way, despite being closer to […]

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Ukraine: Civilian casualties as of 24:00 12 June 2022 [EN/RU/UK] – Ukraine

Attachments Date: 13 June 2022 From 4 a.m. on 24 February 2022, when the Russian Federation’s armed attack against Ukraine started, to 24:00 midnight on 12 June 2022 (local time), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 9,785 civilian casualties in the country: 4,395 killed and 5,390 injured. This included: […]

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Ukraine war casualties in full: How losses compare to Russia’s 4 months into invasion

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine entered its fourth month in June, with Russia having made limited progress in the country since February 24. Moscow failed to meet its early objectives of taking Kyiv earlier this year and has since settled for hardening defences around the self-declared separatist region of the Donetsk People’s Republic. War casualties […]

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Putin’s devastating losses laid bare as Russian casualties hit ‘100k’ in 100 days

Death and injury figures are always difficult to attain during war time, with either side attempting to inflate or deflate numbers to suit their narrative. But commentators have insisted that even if the latest figures from Ukrainian authorities on Russian losses are far higher than reality, they are bad news for the Kremlin. A post published […]

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Already digging the graves’: Ukraine prepares for mass casualties in Russian assault

Ukrainian authorities are reportedly preparing for a huge number of casualties from Russian attack as mass graves are being dug in Dnipro.  Journalist Lyse Doucet visited a cemetery in the central Ukraine city and confirmed reports of the morbid preparations. Broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire described the scene as she said: “Full of the freshly dug graves […]

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‘Exhausted revelations’ Meghan and Harry ‘high profile casualties’ in Netflix scrapping

This comes after Netflix cancelled the animated children’s series Pearl, for which Meghan was to be an executive producer. The series was set to follow the journeys of a young girl who took inspiration from key women in history. But after shares in Netflix tumbled by 35 percent, and the streaming service announced possible changes […]

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Mississippi shooting: multiple casualties at state fairground as two people detained

Tyree Jones, Hinds County Sheriff, released an updated statement via Twitter regarding the incident. He said: “Update: several victims transported to local hospitals with unknown injuries. One person is confirmed deceased on scene. “Several shooters are believed to be involved and the investigation is being conducted as an active shooter situation.” The update comes after […]

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Russians start to see evidence of high military casualties in Ukraine

A phone camera pans slowly across the portraits of 55 men, each wearing the dress uniform of Russia’s elite airborne units. Small candles have been placed by the photographs of the men, as have sky blue berets and the blue-and-white striped undershirts worn by the paratrooper units who led Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The video […]

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Veterans Affairs sent tax slips to hundreds of deceased veterans — some of them war casualties | CBC News

Veterans Affairs Canada mistakenly issued T4A tax slips late last winter in the names of hundreds of deceased veterans across the country, CBC News has learned. The income benefits notices landed in the hands of nearly 700 appalled survivors and relatives. Some of them lost loved ones in Afghanistan more than a decade ago. “My first […]