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What Russia Has Lost so Far in Ukraine War

Nyamweya is a Kenyan scholar who has done many years of research on a diversity of topics

A destroyed Russian Tanker in Ukrain

A destroyed Russian Tanker in Ukrain

In initiating war against Ukraine, the Russian leader's aim was to conquer Ukraine and remove its government, effectively eliminating Ukraine's wish to join NATO. After some setbacks, he abandoned his attempt to conquer Kyiv, Ukraine's capital, and dedicated his efforts to the country's east and south.

On the day of the invasion, Russian president Putin told the Russian people that his purpose was to "demilitarize and de-Nazify Ukraine." His specified goal was to protect individuals who had been exposed to what he described as Ukraine's government's "eight years of intimidation and genocide." Another goal was quickly added: maintaining Ukraine's neutral status. In this hub, we would like to keenly look at the status of the war and who won the war.

Because of a personnel shortage, Russia appears to be scaling back plans for a massive pincer movement around Ukrainian soldiers in the country's east.

On May 11, Ukrainian forces shamed the Russian 74th Motorised Rifle Brigade by inflicting heavy losses on it when it attempted to cross the Siverskyi Donets river in an effort to encircle Ukrainian positions in Rubizhne.

On both banks of the river, satellite photographs display a destroyed pontoon bridge with clusters of wrecked Russian vehicles, signifying that Russian soldiers were trapped in transit. 485 Russian troops were wounded or killed, and 80 pieces of equipment were destroyed, according to reports. Russian soldiers also failed to branch out from their Izyum bridgehead.

It is noted that compared to Ukraine, Russia suffered not only in terms of military infrastructure Loss but also in the loss of its troops due to heavy attacks from the Ukrainian forces pushing Russia’s forces away.

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