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Russia lost more than 30% of land combat effectiveness in Ukraine

Jul 18, 2022

During the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has already lost more than 30% of its land combat effectiveness, with 50,000 occupants dead or wounded.

Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, the chief of the defence staff for the UK, said this on BBC One’s Sunday Morning show, The Guardian reports.


According to him, because of this, Ukraine’s army “absolutely” believes it will win the war.

“They are absolutely clear that they plan to restore the whole of their territory in terms of Ukraine, and they see a Russia that is struggling, a Russia that we assess has lost more than 30% of its land combat effectiveness,” the official stated.

In addition to manpower (50,000 men dead or wounded), the Russian Federation lost almost 1,700 tanks and almost 4,000 armored fighting vehicles, he said. 

“Russia started this invasion with the ambition to take the whole of Ukraine, Russia had the ambition to take the cities in the first 30 days, Russia had the ambition to create fractures and to apply pressure to NATO – this is Russia as a challenge to the world order, Russia is failing in all of those ambitions, Russia is a more diminished nation than it was at the beginning of February,” Radakin stressed.


According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, since the start of the full-scale invasion, Russia has lost about 38,450 men, as well as 1,687 tanks, 220 aircraft and 3,886 armored combat vehicles (as of July 18).

The Russian Defense Ministry has been withholding any data on Russian military casualties in the war against Ukraine for more than three months. In need of manpower, but avoiding the announcement of mobilization, Russia is recruiting people who are not capable of fighting, the as reported by DW. Contract servicemen for the Russian Armed Forces and private military companies, as well as those mobilized from the ORLO, are now involved in combat operations.

Author - Anastasiya Glotova, 18/07/2022

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