CSIS: Russia sets a historical anti-record of losses in Ukraine
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The losses of the Russian army in Ukraine have reached a historical anti-record since the Second World War. In total, they exceed all those that have been recorded in all armed conflicts since 1945 – after the end of World War II.
This is stated in the report of the American Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
Thus, according to experts of the Center, Russia's total losses in Ukraine in killed and wounded range from 200,000 to 250,000 people. This figure includes the Russian army, mercenaries of various PMCs, including Wagner, militants of the so-called “DPR” and "LNR".
The Soviet Union suffered the greatest losses after the end of World War II in Afghanistan – 14-16 thousand. In Chechnya, Russian losses range from 12,000 to 25,000. From 2014 until the full-scale invasion in Donbas, about 6-7 thousand Russian soldiers were killed.
In addition, CSIS analysts note that the rate of losses of the Russian Federation in Ukraine significantly exceeds the rate of losses in previous conflicts. Thus, during the first year of a full-scale war in Ukraine, Russia lost an average of 5,000 to 5,800 soldiers per month.
For comparison: in Chechnya, this figure ranged from 95 to 185 soldiers, and in Afghanistan – from 130 to 145 soldiers per month.
CSIS notes that one of Russia's key miscalculations is the support of the population. Moscow believed that Ukrainians would not support the current government and President Vladimir Zelensky.
Note that the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine publishes its data constantly. So, in just a month of the war, the Russian army lost 7 aircraft, 4 helicopters, 77 missiles and 21,470 Russian soldiers. The total combat losses of the enemy from 02/24/22 to 03/01/23 (tentatively) amounted to 149,890.
According to First Deputy Minister of Defense, Lieutenant-General Oleksandr Pavlyuk, the enemy's total combat losses in February amounted to:
armored fighting vehicles – 256 units,
artillery systems – 186 units
MLRS – 21 units,
air defense systems – 26 units,
– 7 units,
helicopters – 4 units,
Operational-tactical level UAV – 104,
cruise missiles – 77,
ships/boats – 0 units,
automotive equipment and tank trucks – 196 units,
special equipment – 30.
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