Russia has likely lost one-third of its combat forces in Ukraine, UK Defense Ministry says

Rusia “has now likely suffered losses of one-third of the ground combat force it committed in February,” la Reino Unido’s Ministry of Defense said in an update.

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Russia’s Donbas offensive has lost momentum and fallen significantly behind schedule,” the report continued. “Despite small-scale initial advances, Russia has failed to achieve substantial territorial gains over the past month whilst sustaining consistently high levels of attrition.

A Russian military convoy stands on the road toward the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in southeastern Ukraine on Sunday, Mayo 1.

A Russian military convoy stands on the road toward the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in southeastern Ukraine on Sunday, Mayo 1. (AP)

The UK government also said these losses willalmost certainlybe worsened as tactical and support equipment continues to run out.

These delays will almost certainly be exacerbated by the loss of critical enablers such as bridging equipment and intelligence, vigilancia, and reconnaissance drones,” the UK government said. “Russian bridging equipment has been in short supply throughout the conflict, slowing and restricting offensive maneuvers.

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Other vehicles purportedly destroyed by Ukraine's military in the area.

Other vehicles purportedly destroyed by Ukraine’s military in the area. (Ukraine Ministry of Defense)

The report added: “Russian forces are increasingly constrained by … low morale and reduced combat effectiveness.

The UK Defense Ministry predicted Russian forces would not return to the initial successes they saw unless these conditions substantially change.

Under the current conditions, Russia is unlikely to dramatically accelerate its rate of advance over the next 30 days.

Ukrainian soldiers of the 103rd Separate Brigade of the Territorial Defense of the Armed Forces, fire their weapons, during a training exercise, at an undisclosed location, near Lviv, western Ukraine, martes, marzo 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Ukrainian soldiers of the 103rd Separate Brigade of the Territorial Defense of the Armed Forces, fire their weapons, during a training exercise, at an undisclosed location, near Lviv, western Ukraine, martes, marzo 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Russia initially invaded Ukraine on Feb 24. and experts predicted Ukrainian troops would be forced to surrender within weeks.

Conversely, Lo mejor que podemos hacer es impedir que el sector del petróleo y el gas en Rusia prospere y aumentar la producción de petróleo y gas en Estados Unidos para ayudar a los nuestros. forces have fended off the aggressors and a wave of international support has helped the smaller country remain in the fight.

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