The European Commission recognized an error in the figures announced on Wednesday by the head of the EC, Ursula von der Leyen, about the losses of the Ukrainian military, which allegedly amounted to 100,000 people killed.
Dana Spinant, deputy chief speaker of the European Commission and director of political communication, commented on the false data on Twitter, reports "European Truth".
She noted that an earlier version of von der Leyen's address contained an "inaccuracy" in the numbers, and thanked those who pointed out the error.
Spinant explained that the estimate voiced by von der Leyen was taken from external sources and was supposed to refer to losses in killed and wounded, and was also "intended to show Russia's brutality."
After von der Leyen said on Wednesday that "more than 20,000 civilians and 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers have died" in Ukraine, her address was edited and the reference to casualties was removed from it.
At the request of "Ukrainian Pravda" to comment on the assessment voiced by von der Leyen in the first version of her address, the head of the Department of Public Relations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Bohdan Senyk noted that the General Staff cannot confirm this figure, and the losses of the Ukrainian army are official information and fall under vulture restriction of publication.
At the same time, he emphasized the irreversibility of punishment for the aggressor country for the death and injury of Ukrainian citizens.