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Monday, July 17, 2023


 50,000 TIMES THIS LOST SOUL. A Russian soldier killed during combat against the Ukrainian Army lies on a cornfield in Sytnyaky, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine on March 27, 2022. More than 50,000 Russian soldiers have died in the war in Ukraine, according to a newly released statistical analysis. AP Photo by Rodrigo Abd.

If you’ve lived in Louisville KY or any nearby ‘burbs for any amount of time then there’s a good chance you know someone from Jeffersonville, Ind., a small town on the other side of the Ohio River. 

What Jeffersonville has to do with this post is simply its population is 50,000 men, women and children. 

That number 50,000 is how many Russian soldiers have died in battle since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, 2022. 

Two independent Russian media outlets, Mediazona and Meduza, working with a data scientist from Germany’s Tübingen University, used Russian government data to shed light on one of Moscow’s closest-held secrets — the true human cost of its invasion of Ukraine. 

One man started the Ukraine war. No one else. 

In comparison, 46,000 persons die in car crashes per year says United States Road Crash statistics. No one person is responsible for those deaths. 

 The U.S. Military reports 58,220 American troops died during the entirety of the VietNam war. No one person is responsible for that carnage. 

 The Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 caused 51,000 casualties on both sides combined. No one person started the Civil War. 

 But in Russia one man commanded the invasion of the Ukraine. One man is responsible for the obliteration of 50,000 of his own people. 

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