Russia loses 2,000 soldiers for every 100 meters of captured territory in Ukraine
Destroyed Russian equipment (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine / Facebook)
Russia is losing at least two thousand soldiers for every 100 meters its forces manage to advance in eastern Ukraine, The Times reported on Feb. 16, citing intelligence services of NATO countries.
The report does not specify if the figure includes wounded troops, and notes that the numbers were brought up during a recent discussion of Western arms supplies to Ukraine, which aim to enable Kyiv to push Moscow’s forces back within the next three months.
During the most recent “Ramstein format” meeting, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin noted that the Russian ground forces are now “greatly thinned and demoralized.”
“Russia continues to send a large amount of additional resources into battle,” Austin said. “Most people are ill-trained and ill-equipped, and therefore Russia is suffering a lot of losses.”
According to Ukraine’s General Staff, 690 Russian soldiers have been eliminated in Ukraine on Feb. 15 alone, with total Russian troops losses in the war reportedly reaching 140,000.
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