"Unfortunately, during the special military operation there are losses among our comrades-in-arms. To date, 1,351 servicemen have been killed, 3,825 have been injured," Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy, First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, said on March 25.
Also from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation:
"There are many requests coming from Russians who want to take part in the operation in Ukraine. More than 23,000 foreigners from 37 countries also expressed their readiness to fight on the side of the people's republics.
"We offered the leadership of the LPR and the DPR to accept this assistance, but they said that they would defend their land themselves. They have enough forces and means for this."
During the time of the special operation, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have lost as many as 30,000 men, Igor Konashenkov, an official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, told reporters on March 25.
At the same time, irretrievable losses amounted to about 14,000 people, whereas another 16,000 account for wounded and disabled soldiers.
The Ministry of Defense also reported the destruction of over 1,500 out of 2,416 Ukrainian tanks.
Up to 16,000 military men of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been entrapped near the towns of Severodonetsk and Lysichansk