The losses of the Ukrainian military in the war amount to up to 13,000 dead, Adviser to the Head of the Presidential Office Mykhaylo Podolyak said on Channel 24.
Thus, he commented on the video with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, where she spoke about 100,000 dead among the military and 20,000 civilians. Later, the European Commission clarified that it was not only about the dead but also about the wounded.
"Of course, Ms Ursula made a mistake - it is obvious. That is why they removed this video and removed these figures, because we have official estimates of the General Staff. They range from 10 to 12.5-13 thousand dead," he said.
Podolyak added that there are more losses due to injuries.
"We are talking about the civilian population - it is definitely not 20,000. The number may be rather significant," he said, stressing that Russia is fighting with civilians, especially in the occupied territories.
After releasing Von der Leyen's video with the announced casualties, this tweet was deleted, and later a new one was published, where the number was no longer available. Dana Spinant, Director of Political Communications of the European Commission, clarified in a tweet that the losses announced by von der Leyen include both dead and wounded Ukrainian military.