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Russia’s War Dead Belie its Slogan That None are Left Behind

NATO estimates Russia has lost 7,000 to 15,000 troops

Soon after the invasion began, a hashtag war slogan popped up everywhere in Russia: "We don't leave ours behind." But many were.

In Irpin, on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, two Russian soldiers killed in battle lay on a street corner, covered with a sheet of metal, legs poking out. A third lay a few feet away near a burned-out armored personnel carrier, a lower leg gnawed by dogs. A fourth lay further along the road, the victim of a mine.

In Moshchun, a once-idyllic hamlet northwest of Kyiv, another Russian soldier died inside a dimly lit kitchen, lying on a bench with a gruesome groin wound. Ten others were scattered about, several on the fringes of a forest.

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