Funeral of Ukrainian National Guard servicemen in Kyiv

Servicemen of the Ukrainian National Guard attend the funeral of the four of their fellow servicemen, who were killed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine, April 20, 2022. 

Funeral of Ukrainian National Guard servicemen in Kyiv

Servicemen of the Ukrainian National Guard attend the funeral of the four of their fellow servicemen, who were killed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine, April 20, 2022.  

Funeral of Ukrainian National Guard servicemen in Kyiv

Servicemen of the Ukrainian National Guard attend the funeral of the four of their fellow servicemen, who were killed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine, April 20, 2022. 

Funeral of Ukrainian National Guard servicemen in Kyiv

A wife and a daughter of one of the four servicemen of the Ukrainian National Guard, who were killed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, react during their funeral in Kyiv, Ukraine, April 20, 2022.  

LONDON - The Russian defense ministry has proposed that relatives of soldiers killed in Ukraine should have to apply to military rather than civilian authorities for compensation payments, imposing an extra level of secrecy around its war losses.

Russia already classifies military deaths as state secrets even in times of peace and has not updated its official casualty figures in Ukraine for nearly four weeks.