The head of the European Commission ,

Ursula von der Leyen

, said that since the beginning of the war, Ukraine has lost 100,000 soldiers and 20,000 civilians.

This is what she is about


at a speech in Brussels.

"Russia's invasion of Ukraine has brought death, devastation and untold development. We all remember the horrors of Buchi. It is estimated that more than 20,000 civilians and 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers have died to date. Russia must pay for its heinous crimes, including ".

aggression against a sovereign state," von der Leyen emphasized.

Russia must pay for its terrible crimes.

We will work with the ICC and help create a specialized court to try Russia's crimes.

With our partners, we will ensure that Russia pays for the devastation it has caused with frozen oligarch funds and its central bank assets

— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen)

November 30, 2022

By the way, the head of the European Commission did not name the sources of such estimates.