Russia finally admits Ukraine death toll seven days after brutal invasion began

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After almost a week of intense fighting, Vladimir Putin has finally admitted how many Russian soldiers have died during the invasion of Ukraine.

Some 498 Russian troops have been killed in Ukraine, with 1,597 wounded, Russia’s Defence Ministry said in its first report of military casualties since the country invaded its eastern European neighbour last week.

Meanwhile, the Russian bombardment of Kharkiv in Ukraine has killed 21 people and hurt 112, a Ukrainian official said.

Some Russian planes have been shot down, they added.

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