The Latest – NBC News: Officials say Russia has lost 19,000 soldiers

Russia is admitting it’s lost a significant amount of troops since invading Ukraine seven weeks ago. A spokesperson called it a huge tragedy but didn’t give an exact number. Officials in Ukraine believe almost 19,000 Russian soldiers have been killed so far.

As for troops withdrawing from around the capital, a Rusian spokesperson says that was an act of goodwill. He also again claims photos of damage and death blamed on the military are fake.

This is the latest news.

Here’s Mark Mayfield.