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31,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed in two years of war, Zelenskyy says

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Some 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since Russia’s invasion began two years ago, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday, revealing a concrete figure for Ukraine’s toll. Zelenskyy declined to disclose the number of wounded or missing, as this could benefit Russia. The number provided by Zelenskyy is different from US officials’ estimates, who previously stated higher losses for Ukraine. Zelenskyy revealed Ukraine’s losses to counter Russian propaganda. Despite Congress’ delay in passing a military assistance package, Zelenskyy remains optimistic about continued US support. He observed a shift in Europe’s attitudes towards increasing artillery supplies due to Putin’s ongoing attacks.