“Ukraine has also faced a large number of casualties. The fighting is very intense. But for operational security reasons, I cannot be more specific,” the source said.
As he added, the United States and its allies should not now weaken defense assistance to Kyiv.
Earlier, “Military Chronicle” reported that the 53 brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost 70% of its personnel in the battles near Artemovsk.
At the end of November last year, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that since the beginning of the special operation, the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine exceeded 100,000 people.