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100,000 Russian Troops Have Been Killed Or Injured In Ukraine, U.S. Says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s introduced retreat from Kherson, a regional capital in southern Ukraine that it seized early within the conflict, and a possible stalemate in preventing over the winter might present each nations a chance to barter peace, Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated Wednesday.

He stated as many as 40,000 Ukrainian civilians and “well over” 100,000 Russian troopers have been killed or wounded within the conflict, now in its ninth month. “Same thing probably on the Ukrainian side,” Milley added.

“There has been a tremendous amount of suffering, human suffering,” he stated at The Economic Club of New York.

Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated as many as 40,000 Ukrainian civilians and “well over” 100,000 Russian troopers have been killed or wounded within the conflict, now in its ninth month.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated Tuesday he was open to peace talks with Russia to finish the conflict however solely on the situation that Russia return all of Ukraine’s occupied lands, present compensation for conflict harm and face prosecution for conflict crimes.

Russia has stated it’s open to talks, and this week introduced it had begun a retreat from Kherson.

Zelenskyy has warned that the Russians are feigning a pullout from Kherson to lure the Ukrainian military into an entrenched battle within the strategic industrial port metropolis, a gateway to the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula.

Russian troops guard an entrance of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Station in southern Ukraine. On Wednesday, Russia announced its planned retreat from Kherson, a regional capital.
Russian troops guard an entrance of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Station in southern Ukraine. On Wednesday, Russia introduced its deliberate retreat from Kherson, a regional capital.

“The initial indicators are they are in fact doing it. They made the public announcement they’re doing it. I believe they’re doing it in order to preserve their force to reestablish defensive lines south of the (Dnieper) river, but that remains to be seen” he stated.

Milley stated it’s potential the Russians will use the retreat to reset their troops for a spring offensive, however “there’s also an opportunity here, a window of opportunity for negotiation.”

But for negotiations to have an opportunity, each Russia and Ukraine must attain a “mutual recognition” {that a} navy victory “is maybe not achievable through military means, and therefore you need to turn to other means,” Milley stated, citing the tip of World War I for instance.

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