‘We have not talked about this for a long time, about our losses.
During the special operation we have lost 5,937 people,’ Shoigu said in an interview to the Russia-24 TV channel.
According to the Defense Minister, the servicemen are ‘bravely doing their duty’; he also highlighted the work of the doctors.
More than 90% of the wounded returned to duty’, he added.
Shoigu announced that 300,000 reservists will be called up from September 21 for partial mobilization.
Previously, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree for the partial mobilization of reservists in order to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Eurasian nation.