By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
Russia’s deputy defense minister Alexander Fomin explained that Moscow would “radically reduce” military activities outside Kyiv and the northern city of Chernihiv.
His comments quoted by Russian news agency Tass came after the NATO military alliance said Russian troops suffered at least 7,000-15,000 deaths in four weeks of fighting. Military experts point out that by way of comparison, Russia lost about 15,000 soldiers over ten years in Afghanistan.
However, there are signs that Russia will focus its attention on eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists already control the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
British military intelligence says Moscow will send more than 1,000 mercenaries into eastern Ukraine as the Russian military suffered heavy losses.
A senior U.S. security source told Worthy News separately that Russia’s private military company, the Wagner group, had already deployed to eastern Ukraine. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he wasn’t authorized to discuss sensitive issues openly.
That was to add to the suffering of people living there. In the devastated southeastern city of Mariupol, for instance, the mayor says as many as 160,000 residents remain trapped.
Nearly 5,000 people, including about 210 children, were reportedly killed in Mariupol amid relentless Russian attacks.
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