MOSCOW, July 28 (Aljazeera) - Figures cited by the US on Russian dead and injured amid Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine are “fake”, says the Kremlin.

“After all, these are not data from the US administration, but publications in newspapers,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

“In our time, not even the most solid newspapers are afraid to spread all kinds of fakes. Unfortunately, this is a practice we are seeing more and more often.”

He was responding to a New York Times report on Russia’s high casualty figure in the war, according to Interfax news agency.

CNN had also reported that more than 75,000 Russians have either been killed or injured, quoting Democratic lawmaker Elissa Slotkin, who had earlier attended a classified US government briefing.