Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, made a startling admission in an interview with the UK’s Sky News on Thursday night. Russia had suffered “significant losses of troops” in Ukraine, he said. The casualties were “a huge tragedy for us”. According to the Kremlin, the official death toll is 1,351 – far lower than most estimates.
Tbilisi’s residents resent how war in Ukraine is changing their city – and anger is being directed at the new wave of Russian migrants.