The decision not to share information about the losses of the Armed Forces was made together with the military. However, all figures are recorded because every person is important, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said in an interview with the BBC.
"There is information that we do not share. This is our joint decision of all the military. We record everything, every person is important, and we have all the numbers. There are, unfortunately, deaths, there are, unfortunately, casualties, there are, unfortunately, wounded. We care about how many people are wounded and how many people are dead. We understand the number of prisoners," Zelenskyy said.
He added that the command understands the losses of its own army in the war, but will continue to follow the decision to keep this information a secret from the public.
In late August 2022, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Gen Valeriy Zaluzhnyy, announced the deaths of about 9,000 Ukrainian soldiers since the beginning of the large-scale Russian invasion.
In November, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Russian losses in the war against Ukraine were about 10 times higher than those of the Ukrainian army.