The top state secret of the Russian Federation is a number of bodies of Russian soldiers kicking around the Ukrainian fields and forests, streets and villages. That is to say, the number of killed “liberators” is security restricted and undisclosed.
On March 04, the Ukrainian railway provided 20 wagons-refrigerators to Fastiv, Odesa-Zastava, Podolsk, Merefa and Zaporizhzhia. The wagons remained idle for three days, but the bodies of Russian soldiers were not being loaded because Russians didn’t want to repatriate bodies of soldiers.
Ukrainian official data states that 11K soldiers and officers of the armed forces of the Russian federation, Rosguard and other units were deceased. This information is being denied in Russia. Any sources attempting to show photos and videos with casualties among the Russian military are being blocked.
The situation is even worse regarding blocking the information on the wounded currently outnumbering the dead. Ukrainian doctors in temporarily occupied regions experienced the “russian world” and are not eager to treat the enemy. Mortality rate among the wounded is high – even those who are being evacuated to the Russian federation and Republic of Belarus. The deaths in hospitals are the ones that are the most difficult to hide.
For now, the Kremlin is trying to avoid funerals, keeping the bodies in morgues for as long as possible. However, even under such conditions, the burial of cargo 200 occurs all over Russia.
On March 5, the head of the city of Tuva claimed that two fighters of the Republican Department of the Russian Guard, police warrant officers, Akhmet Burushpel-oolovich Maady and Sodunam Sergieievich Shalyk, were killed in Ukraine. On March 7, he again announced new losses: soldiers, Adygzhy Khuler-oolovich Kuular and Paviel Vasilievich Kniaziev.
Thus, the head of Dagestan, Siergiei Mielikov, confirmed the death of an officer from Dagestan, Nurmagomed Gadzhimagomiedov. The head of Kalmykia, Batu Khasikov, acknowledged the death in Ukraine of a native of the republic, Konstantin Mandzhiev, a contract sergeant. According to Khasikov, Mandzhiev also died “during thr special operation to protect Donbas.” Later, it became known about two more packages with bodies going to Dagestan – these are two natives of the village of Khuchni in the Tabasaran Region of Dagestan and one resident of the Karabudakhkent Region. Their deaths were reported on official pages of local administrations.
President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov expressed his condolences for the death of a soldier from Nizhniekamsk, Ilnur Sibgatullin.
The head of Mordovia, Artem Zdunov, announced that Viktor Isaikin, a native of an Erzia village of Chukaly, died during the hostilities in Ukraine.
The governor of the Astrakhan Region, Igor Babushkin, also confirmed the death of a soldier, an ethnic Kazakh Arman Narynbaiev, from the Krasnoiarsk Region.
There were also reports of deaths from other regions of Russia, including the Kirov, Samara, Penza and Uliianovsk Regions. Still, at least during the first week of the war, casualties among Russian soldiers in Ukraine were reported.
The deceased contract soldier, 24-year-old Ivan Korostieliev, was buried in the Kirov Region.
Senior Lieutenant Ilia Semenov, fighting in Chechnia, South Ossetia and Syria, is returning to Buriatia. He is returning home in a body bag.