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UK intelligence named reason for high mortality of Russians in Ukraine

Jul 10, 2023

The high mortality rate among Russian soldiers wounded in Ukraine is caused by inadequate medical care. Up to 50% of deaths could have been prevented.

This was reported by the UK Ministry of Defense on Twitter.


As noted in the summary, Russia has a crisis of military medical support, as, on average, about 400 people have been injured every day for 17 months.

According to British intelligence, the influx of military personnel has likely disrupted the normal provision of some Russian civilian medical services, especially in the border areas near Ukraine. It is likely that many specialized military hospitals are reserved for wounded officers.

As claimed by the head of the Kalashnikov company’s combat medicine training division, it is likely that up to 50 per cent of Russian combat fatalities could have been prevented with proper first aid.

"Very slow casualty evacuation, combined with the inappropriate use of the crude in-service Russian combat tourniquet, is reportedly a leading cause of preventable fatalities and amputations," the British Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 10/07/2023

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