The official stated on Thursday on his Telegram channel that the Kiev armed forces suffered these casualties in the clashes over a 20-kilometer strip of territory that runs from Snigirevka to the banks of the Dnieper River.
Barbashov said that the Ukrainian military high command proved incapable of keeping its soldiers safe during the task of liberating areas.
As a concrete example, he referred to the case of a commander who sent 20 armored vehicles against Snigirevka in a “rolling thunder”-style assault through an area dominated by Russian artillery, which led to their annihilation.
If Ukrainian commanders keep this up, in a few more months of such a war there will simply be no male population left in Ukraine, the official noted.
The day before the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said that the losses of the Ukrainian side since the beginning of the Russian special military operation, according to the European Union, exceeded 100 thousand servicemen and 20 thousand civilians.
Adding to this issue, the Russian Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation estimated the fatalities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in 200,000 since the start of the hostilities on February 24th.