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Military expert, director of the Museum of Air Defense Forces Yuri Knutov explained why a thousand Russian servicemen died in the first month of a special operation in Ukraine. According to him, this happened because of pity for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, writes Pravda.Ru.
“We attacked the Nazis, believing that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would treat us more loyally, we would find a common language and they would come over to our side,” Knutov said in an interview with Ukraina.ru.
However, it became clear that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would not lay down their arms and the tactics of the Russian troops had changed, the expert said. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, 1,351 servicemen of the Russian Federation were killed in Ukraine during a special operation.
Earlier, “SP,” wrote that military investigators found dozens of bodies of civilians in the hospital of Mariupol, who died during shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.