Report of 10,000 Russian Deaths Immediately Deleted by Pro-Putin Tabloid

Posted on AllSides March 21st, 2022
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Apro-Kremlin Russian tabloid said nearly 10,000 Russian soldiers have died fighting in Ukraine before quickly scrubbing the casualty figure from its website.

Komsomolskaya Pravda on Sunday published a story citing Russian Defense Ministry officials who disputed casualty numbers reported by their Ukrainian counterparts. However, the story was changed after its initial publication with the number deleted, indicating that tight controls remain on information available to the Russian public concerning the war.

"This is just mind-blowing," Illia Ponomarenko, defense reporter of The Kyiv Independent, said in a tweet pointing out the article's modification.

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