Russia Loses the Equivalent of Its Entire Ukraine Invasion Force
Meanwhile, the Toll on Ukraine Described As 'Unbearable'
Losses in the Russian forces, over the span of the conflict with Ukraine, have reached the equivalent of the entire Ukraine invasion force 1945 Magazine reported on October 8.
The West assesses that Russia has lost "more than 300,000 troops." The Russian invasion force was about 220,000.
As Russia continued to lose troops, Saudi Gazette noted the "unbearable" toll the conflict continues to have on Ukraine's citizens.
The ongoing conflict in Ukraine between Ukrainian and Russian forces continues to escalate, with both sides fiercely fighting for the upper hand. The Ukrainian forces, despite recent tactical gains in southern Ukraine and around Bakhmut in the Donbas region, are struggling to breach the extensive and well-fortified Russian defenses.
On the other hand, the Russian military has been skillfully defending their positions, employing a combination of in-depth minefields and an elastic defense posture to stall the Ukrainian counteroffensive. However, this defensive strategy has come at a significant cost.
Over the past four months, the Russian forces have suffered more than 75,000 casualties and lost thousands of heavy weapon systems.
While the casualties sustained by the Russian forces have been substantial, September proved to be a relatively better month in terms of losses.
During these 30 days, the Russian military and pro-Russian forces experienced approximately 14,500 casualties. However, the material losses endured by the Russian forces remained consistent with previous months.
Notably, the Russian forces lost 879 artillery guns, 827 tactical and support vehicles, 570 tactical unmanned aerial systems and suicide drones, 384 ballistic and cruise missiles, 359 infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, 228 main battle tanks, 99 special equipment platforms, 59 multiple launch rocket systems, 36 anti-aircraft batteries, and three warships, boats, and submarines.
To provide a comprehensive overview, at the time of recent data collection on Russian losses over the past 11 months, we can analyze the breakdown as follows: November (16,400), December (16,500), January (20,200), February (21,500), March (24,000, marking an all-time war high), April (16,500), May (17,000), June (20,000), July (20,000), and August (16,500).
The recent data highlights the intensity of the ground fighting in Ukraine and the significant toll it has taken on both sides. While the Russian forces have managed to hold their ground and inflict losses on the Ukrainian forces, their defensive strategy has come at a high price.
The Ukrainian counteroffensive continues to put pressure on the Russian forces, and the month of September has shown a slight decrease in casualties. However, the material losses sustained by the Russian forces remain a cause for concern.
As the conflict in Ukraine persists, it is crucial to monitor the evolving dynamics and the impact it has on the region. The casualties and material losses incurred by both sides underscore the severity of the situation and the urgent need for a peaceful resolution.
The ground fighting in Ukraine continues to be a battleground of strategic importance, with the outcome having far-reaching implications for the region and beyond.