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Russia losses almost half of its combat capability in Ukraine – UK Armed Forces chief

Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 04:32
Russia losses almost half of its combat capability in Ukraine – UK Armed Forces chief

The Russian army has lost almost half of its fighting capacity in Ukraine, including tank losses amounting to about 2,500 units.

Source: Financial Times citing Antony Radakin, Chief of the UK Defence Staff

Quote: "Russia has lost nearly half the combat effectiveness of its army. Last year it fired 10 million artillery shells but at best can produce 1 million shells a year. It has lost 2,500 tanks and at best can produce 200 [new] tanks a year."

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Details: Radakin said that the high density of Russian minefields, a lack of Ukrainian air cover and lack of military equipment requested by Kyiv have complicated the counteroffensive campaign.

At the same time, Radakin noted, it was unfair to tie Ukrainian offensive actions to a certain time and that the counteroffensive is a set of measures.

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