According to British intelligence officials, Russia has likely lost one-third of its ground combat forces in Ukraine, and the units that remain are weak and have been unable to make any territorial progress in recent weeks.
In an update, the UK Ministry of Defense stated that Russia “has now likely lost one-third of the ground combat force it committed in February.”
The UK government has stated that when tactical and support equipment runs out, the losses will “very likely” worsen.
The report stated thus…
“These delays will almost certainly be exacerbated by the loss of critical enablers such as bridging equipment and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance drones,” the UK government said. “Russian bridging equipment has been in short supply throughout the conflict, slowing and restricting offensive maneuvers.”
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.”
Russia initially invaded Ukraine on Feb 24. and experts predicted Ukrainian troops would be forced to surrender within weeks.
Ukrainian soldiers, on the other hand, have repelled the aggressors, and a rise in international backing has enabled the smaller country to survive in the war.