Zelensky names 9,000 Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine in new statement

Posted 03/02/2022 21:59

The president also used the moment to praise Ukrainians’ resistance, which he considered “heroic” – (Credit: UK Presidency/AFP)

This Wednesday (2/3), the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held a new press conference to talk about The seventh day of the Russian army’s attack on Ukraine, In the speech, Zelensky even said that “they will send Russia with the shame it deserves”.

The president also used the moment to praise Ukrainians’ resistance, which he considered “heroic.” “We are a nation that shattered enemy plans in a week. Plans written years ago: treacherous, full of hatred for our country, our people,” Zelensky said in a video.

Furthermore, he said that he admires civilians who have been protesting Russia’s progress for seven days and even hinted at Russian troops. “All occupants are warned that they will be rejected by the Ukrainians. You must always remember that we will never give up.”

Zelensky also announced that about 9,000 Russian soldiers were killed in one week – a number that could not be immediately verified and which has been dismissed by the Russian government.

First, The first balance of the Russian armyWhich was released on Wednesday, in which 498 soldiers were killed and 1,597 were injured.


  • Infographics Wednesday 2/3 - Latest events of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, between 1 and 2 March.

    Infographics Wednesday 2/3 – Latest events of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, between 1 and 2 March.
    Sabrina Blanchard, Maria-Cecilia Rezende, Emily Bickerton / AFP


  • Infographics Wednesday 2/3 - Kyiv map with the location of the three metro lines of the Ukrainian capital and the Russian-controlled area of ​​the city, March 1 at 5 p.m. (Br.)

    Infographics Wednesday 2/3 – Kyiv map with the location of the three metro lines of the Ukrainian capital and the Russian-controlled area of ​​the city, March 1 at 5 p.m. (Br.)
    Simon Malfato, Sophie Ramis, Maria-Cecilia Regende, Clay Puculier / AFP


  • Infographics Wednesday 2/3 - Map with location of explosions, bombings and fighting between Ukrainian and Russian military, and area under Russian control, on March 2 at 2 pm (Br.)

    Infographics Wednesday 2/3 – Map with location of explosions, bombings and fighting between Ukrainian and Russian military, and area under Russian control, on March 2 at 2 pm (Br.)
    Simon Malfato, Sabrina Blanchard, Maria-Cecilia Rezende, Clay Paculier, Kenan Augard / AFP


  • Infographics Wednesday 2/3 - Comparison of areas under Russian control from February 24 to March 1 Map of Ukraine

    Infographics Wednesday 2/3 – Comparison of areas under Russian control from February 24 to March 1 Map of Ukraine
    Laurence Soubadu, Sophie Ramis, Maria-Cecilia Rezende, Clay Puculier / AFP


  • Infographics Wednesday 2/3 - Location of explosions and bombings since February 24 in the center of Kharkiv, Ukraine's second largest city.  Credits: Simon Malfato, Sophie Ramis, Maria-Cecilia Rezende, Kenan Augard / AFP

    Infographics Wednesday 2/3 – Location of explosions and bombings since February 24 in the center of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city. Credits: Simon Malfato, Sophie Ramis, Maria-Cecilia Rezende, Kenan Augard / AFP
    Simon Malfato, Sophie Ramis, Maria-Cecilia Regende, Kenan Augard / AFP


  • Infograficos Wednesday 2/3 - A map of Europe showing movements of Ukrainian refugees in other European countries, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

    Infograficos Wednesday 2/3 – A map of Europe showing movements of Ukrainian refugees in other European countries, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
    Sabrina Blanchard, Emily Bickerton, Enrique Bonet-Torra, Gabriel Campello / AFP

*With information from Agence France-Presse

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