Russia’s “permanent casualties” in Ukraine may amount up to 190,000 - British intel

Russia’s “permanent casualties” in Ukraine may amount up to 190,000 - British intel

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Russian army has lost up to 190,000 soldiers killed and wounded.

This was reported in X (formerly Twitter) by the British Ministry of Defense with reference to intelligence data, Ukrinform saw.

According to estimates by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, recent assaults undertaken by the Russian army toward Avdiivka have led to a 90 percent spike in Russian battlefield losses.

British intelligence notes that since February 2022, Russia has significantly increased its force footprint on the ground in Ukraine by intensifying recruitment using financial incentives and the partial mobilization conducted in Autumn 2022.

Read also: British intelligence assesses Russia's chances of breakthrough toward Kupiansk-Lyman

This increase of personnel is the major factor behind Russia’s ability to both defend held territory and conduct costly assaults, according to the British Ministry of Defense.

“It is likely that Russia has suffered 150,000-190,000 permanent casualties (killed and permanently wounded) since the conflict began, with the total figure including temporarily wounded (recovered and due to return to the battlefield in some capacity) in the region of 240 000-290 000,” reads the report.

The British Defense Ministry specified that these calculations did not include mercenaries with the Wagner Group or their prisoner battalions who fought in Bakhmut.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, in its previous review, British intelligence analyzed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statement of the intention to deploy MiG-31 fighter jets carrying Kinzhal missiles for patrolling the Black Sea area. British intelligence states that the performance of Kinzhal missiles has so far been poor in Ukraine.

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and the website of a foreign media outlet. Materials marked as "Advertisement" or with a disclaimer reading "The material has been posted in accordance with Part 3 of Article 9 of the Law of Ukraine "On Advertising" No. 270/96-VR of July 3, 1996 and the Law of Ukraine "On the Media" No. 2849-Х of March 31, 2023 and on the basis of an agreement/invoice.

© 2015-2024 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: