Russia has yet to achieve any of its strategic objectives – UK defense secretary

Russia has yet to achieve any of its strategic objectives – UK defense secretary

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British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has said that Russia has yet to achieve any of its strategic objectives on day 194 of its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

He said this in an update to MPs on Monday, Ukrinform reports, citing Express.

"Russia continues to lose significant equipment and personnel. It is estimated to date that over 25,000 Russian soldiers have lost their lives and in all, if you include killed casualties captured, or the now reported tens of thousands of deserters is over 80,000 dead or injured in the other categories. This will have a long-lasting impact on Russia's army and its future combat effectiveness. Russia has yet to achieve any of its strategic objectives and we are now on day 194 of what was envisaged in total to be a month-long campaign," Wallace said.

Read also: Britain to train tens of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers - Sky News

He noted that the British Government is working on an additional package of support for Ukraine. "The United Kingdom continues to give military aid... to the Ukrainian armed forces to help resist the illegal invasion," Wallace said, adding that "this Government's commitment to Ukraine remains unwavering and is enduring."

According to him, the UK has helped train 4,700 Ukrainian soldiers so far.


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