Russia's Wagner boss says more than 20,000 of his troops died in Bakhmut battle


The fact that militia, which is aiding Russia wage war on Ukraine. Says thousands have lost their lives. Wagner's chief says his false has lost more than 20,000 soldiers in the drawn out battle for bakhmut, with about 20% of the 50,000 Russian convicts he recruited to fight in the 15 month war dying in the eastern Ukrainian city. The figures in stark contrast with claims for Moscow for its lost just over 6000 troops in the war. It's also higher than the official estimate of the Soviet losses in the Afghanistan war of 15,000 troops between 1979 and 1989, the Ukrainian general staff says that heavy fighting is continuing in days after Russia said it's completely captured the devastated city. I'm Charles De Ledesma

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