150 more Russian soldiers killed, war total nears 29,000: Ukraine
204 Russian planes, 169 helicopters, 1,278 tanks, 3,116 armored vehicles destroyed, according to Ukrainian military
At least 28,850 Russian soldiers have so far been killed during the war in Ukraine, the Ukrainian military said on Saturday.
Some 150 more Russian troops were killed over the past day, according to the Ukrainian General Staff.
It said Ukrainian forces have destroyed 204 Russian aircraft, 169 helicopters, 462 unmanned aerial vehicles, 1,278 tanks and 3,116 armored vehicles since the war began on Feb. 24.
Russia has also lost 201 multiple rocket launcher systems, 104 cruise missiles, 93 anti-aircraft systems and 13 boats, it added.
According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, at least 231 children have been killed and 427 wounded in Russian attacks around Ukraine.
Most of the casualties among children were in Donetsk, Kyiv and Kharkiv.
At least 3,838 people have been killed and 4,351 injured during the ongoing war in Ukraine, according to UN estimates. The true toll is believed to be much higher.
More than 6.4 million people have fled to other countries, while over 7.7 million people remain internally displaced, according to the UN refugee agency.
*Writing by Gozde Bayar