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U.S. intelligence reveals Russia's setback of 18 years in war, Reuters reports

U.S. intelligence reveals Russia's setback of 18 years in war, Reuters reports Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

The United States estimated Russia's losses in the war against Ukraine at 315,000 soldiers killed or wounded, according to Reuters.

"A declassified U.S. intelligence report assessed that the Ukraine war has cost Russia 315,000 dead and injured troops, or nearly 90% of the personnel it had when the conflict began," the material reads.

It's noted that this accounts for nearly 80% of the personnel Russia had at the time of the invasion into Ukraine.

The report also emphasizes that Russia's losses in personnel and armored vehicles in the Ukrainian army have set back the military modernization of the Kremlin by 18 years.

Russian losses

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has reported that as of Tuesday morning, December 12, Russia's losses in the war in Ukraine totaled 800 occupiers, with the total number of losses in the Russian army since the beginning of the invasion reaching 340,650 military personnel.

The UK Ministry of Defense has stated that the estimated range of Russian army losses since the invasion into Ukraine stands at an average of 320,000 killed and wounded individuals. However, even in Moscow, the exact figures are unknown.

Adrienne Watson, spokesperson for the U.S. National Security Council, has stated that Ukrainian forces have managed to neutralize over 13,000 Russian soldiers near Avdiivka since the start of the enemy's offensive in the area.