Kyiv: Believe it or not, Russian's invasion is not without shedding Russian blood as well. A report by news agency Reuters put the Russian human casualty to over 7000.
This might come a surprise to many who think invading a weaker nation, somehow, give the invader some immunity.
No, there is no such thing as immunity for anyone involved in a war. Ukraine is largely defending on the back foot, with its emaciated army on the retreat firing back against the Russian forces. Of course there is often the news of farmers seizing a Russian Tank, and Ukrainian forces are not without small gains here and there.
Began with targeting border regions, Russian swooped up on the capital city Kyiv before laying to waste many cities across the nation. Alongside attacking Kyiv's TV stations, snapping the nation's information networks, Russian laid siege to two strategic Ukrainian seaports. Russian defence ministry said Wedneday morning of capturing the city of the Kherson which Ukraine's president refuted saying Ukrainian side is still defending the place. One report said that Russian troops barged into the council building, leading to Moscow claiming control over the place.
The larger picture of the war is yet to emerge. However, few standing buildings in Kyiv and other cities are inhabitable anymore; they are reminiscent of cities post WWII with windows coming off, walls charred, and roads inundated, plus people turned out on the street with no food or housing.
In the thick of these reports come the story of Russian blood being shed in the battle field. Nearly 500 of Russian troop have been reportedly killed since war started last week, plus about 1,600 wounded. As the war progress, with Russian still far away from taking over Ukraine, Russia now deigns to admit that more than 2,000 civilians died. That said, Russia however doesn't disclose its military casualty which could stand way more than Russia would otherwise have admitted.