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In two years, Russian Federation lost forces it had beginning Ukraine invasion - British intelligence

In two years, Russian Federation lost forces it had beginning Ukraine invasion - British intelligence Photo: In two years, the Russian Federation has lost the forces it had at the beginning of the invasion in Ukraine (Getty Images)

During two years of war against Ukraine, Russia has lost a significant amount of personnel and military equipment compared to the beginning of the invasion, according to the UK Ministry of Defence on Twitter (X).

Intelligence indicates that Russia has deployed approximately 130 battalion tactical groups for the invasion of Ukraine. This comprises around 1,300 tanks, over 5,000 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) and armored personnel carriers (APCs), as well as at least 100,000 personnel.

"In two years of conflict, Russian losses match - and in many cases surpass - those that comprised its original force. Confirmed Russian losses include over 2,700 tanks and 5,000 IFVs and APCs. Russia's killed and wounded are likely approximately 350,000 personnel" the summary states.

According to intelligence reports, Russia has compensated for losses through mobilization and increased production.

"Russian forces in Ukraine are now larger in number than at the start of the war. It is now able to maintain attacks along the front line and pursue a strategy of attrition against Ukrainian forces," the intelligence reports.

Frontline situation

In the summer, Ukrainian forces launched a counteroffensive in the east and south of Ukraine. They succeeded in liberating over a dozen settlements in Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions.

However, Russian occupiers have intensified their assaults on the front line. In particular, aggressors seized Avdiivka after months of heavy fighting.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that the capture of Avdiivka is Russia's biggest achievement in 9 months of war. The head of state also noted that Ukraine will not stand still but will prepare for a new offensive in the future.

According to the General Staff, since February 2022, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have eliminated 409,000 Russians and destroyed tens of thousands of enemy vehicles.

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