During the war in Afghanistan, the Soviet Union lost about 130 fighters a month, and Russia in Ukraine – at least 5,000.
Russia’s losses in Ukraine in just a year exceeded all the wars that took place after the Second World War, but the Kremlin is not going to stop. This is stated in the report of the American Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
According to experts, since February 24, 2022, at least 60-70 thousand Russian soldiers have died in the so-called “svoi”, and this is many times more than all the conflicts in which the Soviet and Russian armies took part after 1945. If we count together with the wounded, then the RF Armed Forces have already lost 200-250 thousand personnel. This includes the dead and wounded mercenaries of the Wagner PMC, employees of the Russian special services, as well as fighters of the “people’s militia” of the self-proclaimed “LDNR”.
“Most of all, after the end of the Second World War, the Russian / Soviet military died in Afghanistan (14-16 thousand), Chechnya (12-25 thousand), and also before the full-scale invasion of Ukraine during the fighting in the Donbass (6-7 thousand)”, writes CSIS.
The rate at which the losses of the occupiers are growing also exceeds all past conflicts. In Chechnya, Russian forces lost from 95 to 185 people per month, the Soviet army in Afghanistan – 130-145 people. In Ukraine, the losses of the occupiers amount to 5,000 people a month – and this is a real war of attrition, the authors of the report noted.
Russian Armed Forces continue to suffer huge losses in Ukraine
Recall that on February 28, The Economist portal wrote that the tank fleet of the RF Armed Forces will only be reduced. At one time, the USSR produced more than 1,000 tanks per month. Now all factories in Russia are capable of manufacturing and rebuilding about 90 tanks, while the monthly losses are about 150 vehicles.
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