The following is an excerpt from The New York Times of Feb.2. 2023.
If the last sentence reads: American officials say the result has been hundreds of troops killed or injured a day, does it make any difference in the nuance or meaning?
With Moscow desperate for a major battlefield victory and viewing Bakhmut as the key to seizing the entire eastern Donbas area, the Russian military has sent poorly trained recruits and former convicts to the front lines, straight into the path of Ukrainian shelling and machine guns. The result, American officials say, has been hundreds of troops killed or injured a day.