Russian human rights activist: up to 4360 Russian servicemen killed in Ukraine



Russian human rights activist and founder of Internet project Cargo 200* from Ukraine to Russia Yelena Vasilyeva published a summary table of the Russian Army losses in Ukraine.

According to the document, up to 4360 Russian servicemen were killed in Ukraine.

“It is clear that the numbers are approximate, since there is no account of soldiers in this motley crew called ‘Russian troops’. There is no distinct centralized chain of command either, Defense Minister Shoigu has no military training or experience. You can almost positively say that the majority of Russian troops [deployed] in Ukraine are no longer alive. Here President Putin is almost right: honor and praise to him from Russian servicemen, especially from their mothers,” she writes.

According to Vasilyeva, the Russian Defense Ministry has recognized only 900 deaths.

Let’s take a look at the aggregate table, by military unit:

# Unit name Losses
1. Kamenka Motorized Rifle Brigade, officially recognized losses since September 187 KIA, 84 WIA, 103 missing
2. Sputnik Marine Brigade, Murmansk oblast Over 180 KIA
3. The 45th Separate Airborne Regiment of Special Forces (plans are underway to transform it into a brigade), about 150 men remained in the ranks About 850 KIA, maybe more
4. The 15th Peacekeeping Brigade – only in September-October Over 150 KIA
5. The 22nd Special Forces Brigade (an average brigade has between 2 AND 8 thousand men), only about 180 men remained in the ranks. Almost completely destroyed
6. The  Yekaterinburg Separate Special Forces Battalion – out of two operative groups totaling 100 people less than 30 survived. Major losses suffered during storming the airport. About 70 KIA.
7. The 23rd Kryazh Motorized Rifle Brigade, participated in battles with the 15th Peacekeeping Brigade. Lost about 90 men
8. The Luga Artillery Brigade – all tulips, most SP guns. Lost over 150 men
9. The 24th Special Forces Brigade (wrongly called Special Forces from Omsk) the division at the moment is practically combat ineffective. Key battles – the airport, Mariupol and Debaltseve. Lost over 300 men
10. The Busuluk (Totskoye) Reactive Artillery Regiment – in early September, the battery was completely destroyed in an attack by DNR subversive groups. Lost about 50 men
11. Internal Troops for the protection of important public and special cargoes. Lost over 230 men
Total Up to 4360 men

*Russian military code name for “killed in action”


Translated by: Vlad Stepanov


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  1. Avatar Mykola Banderachuk says:

    these boys should have stayed out of Ukraine-it is not their land.

    1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

      russia has only their old soviet books, so they may not know this. They’re still fighting WWII anyway, so they’re pretty far behind times.
      Could we help them out and send them some map?

      1. Avatar Mykola Potytorsky says:

        Good idea, however, the Russians would just burn these maps like they are burning Ukrainian books in crimea

        1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

          They have fire in russia? Where’s they steal the matches from?
          Those apes steal anything and everything.

          russia’s attempt to breed a modern russian, the “humanzee”.

          1. Avatar Mykola Banderachuk says:

            wow, looks like putin is a product of this program as he fits all the characteristics Stalin wanted in an ape man. And not only that but Putin’s father was stalins chef for awhile. Thanks

          2. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

            Get a side view of putin’s head and you can see how the russians are more mongols than anything.
            I think it was putin’s grandfather that was a cook–for lenin.
            Ya know, lenin, the guy that has all those statues that are being toppled in Ukraine……. 😀

          3. Avatar Mykola Banderachuk says:

            thanks for the correction, you are right. they do say that putin’s father served in Vlasov’s army during ww2. what a pathetic bloodline

          4. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

            Yup, the chimps never fall far from the (banana) tree.

            I had to look up what you said–that’s the only reason I knew it, so gratzi for the heads up and now we both know the full story.

  2. Avatar Dirk Smith says:

    More proof of the muscovites military ineptitude. Their strategy is to simply waste lives for the delusions of a Soviet dinosaur and then continue lying about it.

    1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

      They’re russian–that’s what they do, it’s who they are. They never learn. They will always be a primitive culture and people.

  3. Avatar Don Casavant says:

    I am sorry that your sons have been killed invading another country! Your government is lying to you about their involvement in an all out war in the Eastern part of the Ukraine. If you have other sons, don’t let them join the military. If you do, you will be sending them to their death for a dictator that could care less about what is right and wrong in today’s world ! I plead with you to save your son’s life! He will die in Eastern Ukraine trying make free people slaves to Putlier!

    1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

      Good post Don.

      1. Avatar Don Casavant says:

        Thanks Milt! I believe every word i said.

        1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

          lol. Me too. 😀

  4. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

    There were over 27 attempts by people to assassinate hitler, none succeeded, and hitler wound up destroying Germany.
    Russians need to stop the madmen and mafia running their country before it’s too late.
    If they are sending your young men to die doing criminal actions for them, so they can get rich and your children die, your young men should shoot their officers before they send more of the young men of russia to their deaths on foreign land, for nothing……

    Only Russians can save russia…….

  5. Avatar Michel Cloarec says:

    4360 deads, 900 only recognized by Kremlin.10 soldiers lost in nature. I must be very bad at maths, I can´t make it right. That means dead russians do not count !

    1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

      Dead russians have never counted to the dictators that always have ruled russia.
      To them, russian people are little more than disposable trash, a piece of toilet paper, something to use, then throw into the garbage, in the ditch, and walk away like they never existed.

      Yet the russian people always gravitate towards being governed by these monsters.
      They must like it as they continually line up to be thrown in the trash bin of history by these monsters……

      1. Avatar Michel Cloarec says:

        I must agree that you seem right. But Ok it does not matter there are so many of them anyway.

        1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

          Hopefully the good russians will rise up and rid their country of the bad ones. Granted, that will take a lot of bullets, but the world would donate them I’m sure.

  6. Avatar Vlad Pufagtinenko says:

    Слава Україні !