Zelensky Reports 31,000 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Conflict with Russia

In a recent update on the Ukraine conflict, President Volodymyr Zelensky has disclosed that Ukraine has lost 31,000 soldiers since the invasion by Russia began. He also mentioned the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians in Russian-occupied territories. At a news conference marking the second anniversary of the invasion, Zelensky spoke about the importance of a peace summit and expressed confidence in US congressional support. Ukrainian officials highlighted the delays and shortages in Western military support, emphasizing the high cost of such delays in terms of human lives and lost territory.

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the conflict with Russia.
  • Zelensky reported the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians in areas occupied by Russia.
  • The Ukrainian president did not disclose the number of injured, citing the potential advantage it could give to Russia.
  • Zelensky expressed hope for a peace summit in the coming spring and believes the US will continue its support.
  • Ukrainian officials criticized Western allies for not fulfilling weapon delivery commitments on time, leading to increased casualties and loss of territory.
  • Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said that only half of the promised assistance is arriving on schedule.
  • Ukraine’s military is using up to 15% of its budget on the war, according to Reznikov.
  • Ukraine is starting to produce its own ammunition and is building up its defense industry but remains heavily reliant on Western support.
  • Ukrainian officials stress the urgency of receiving weapons and financial support from Western partners to ensure survival and continued resistance.
  • Zelensky emphasized the fight’s significance for the future of Europe and the world, noting that Ukraine will continue to defend itself and its values at all costs.

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