Putin humiliated as enormous Russian military losses ‘will take years to rebuild’

RUSSIA “will take years to rebuild” its military after huge losses in Ukraine, according to analysts.

Russia ‘will take years to rebuild’ its military after loses in Ukraine (Image: GETTY)
Ukraine’s MoD claims 21,900 Russian troops have been killed as of Monday (Image: EXPRESS)

Speaking to The Times, Mr Cancian said: “It will take years for Russia to rebuild its inventories and be ready for any further adventures or operations after this conflict ends.”

Addressing impact from the conflict in the eastern Donbas region, Mr Cancian added he believes at some point Russia will have to curb its use of long-range precision missiles because its “inventories are getting low”.

Bellingcat, the investigative website, reported on April 24 that Russia had probably used 70 percent of its stockpile of precision missiles.

Despite alleged low supplies of missiles, Russia hit critical transport infrastructure in Vinnytsia, Poltava, Khmelnytskyi, Rivne, and Zhytomyr districts in the space of an hour on Monday.

Mark Cancian said ‘It will take years for Russia to rebuild its inventories and be ready’ (Image: EXPRESS)
Mark estimated one year’s supply of aircraft and two years of tank’s have been lost (Image: EXPRESS)

The UK’s Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday Russian forces are believed to be attempting to encircle areas in the east of Ukraine.

They said: “Russian forces are likely attempting to encircle heavily fortified Ukrainian positions in the east of Ukraine.

“The city of Kreminna has reportedly fallen and heavy fighting is reported south of Izium, as Russian forces attempt to advance towards the cities of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk from the north and east.

“Ukrainian forces have been preparing defences in Zaporizhzhia in preparation for a potential Russian attack from the south.”

Bellingcat reported on April 24 Russia had used 70 percent of its stockpile of missiles (Image: EXPRESS)

James Heappey, a UK Defence Minister, said it would be acceptable for Ukrainian forces to use Western weapons to attack military targets on Russian soil.

He said strikes on supply lines were a “legitimate” part of war as the UK announced it will give Ukraine a small number of anti-aircraft vehicles.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Heappey said: “The question is, is it acceptable for our weapons to be used against legitimate Russian military targets by the Ukrainians?

“Firstly, it’s Ukrainians that take the targeting decision, not the people who manufacture or export the kit in the first place.

“And secondly, it is entirely legitimate to go after targets in the depth of your opponents to disrupt their logistics and supply lines.”

Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday Moscow is effectively at war with NATO (Image: EXPRESS)

It comes after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday Moscow is effectively at war with NATO, and warned that Western weapons are inflaming the conflict in Ukraine.

Mr Lavrov said continual deliveries of supplies and weaponry to Ukraine means the NATO alliance has positioned itself as “in essence engaged in war with Russia” and accused the organisation of “pouring oil on the fire”.

The diplomat also warned against provoking World War Three and said the threat of a nuclear conflict “should not be underestimated”.

In an interview on Russian TV, Mr Lavrov added: “Everyone is reciting incantations that in no case can we allow World War Three.

“NATO, in essence, is engaged in a war with Russia through a proxy and is arming that proxy. War means war.”

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1601627/Putin-ukraine-news-war-military-weapons-cost-destruction

5 comments

  1. Indeed, in any way you want to look at this war, mafia land, its military and its dwarf leader, Vlad, have already been humiliated and this down to the bones. There is no other way to look at it and there is no way to rectify this fact.

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  2. Lavrov is simply whining again. Russia has been waging a proxy war through its falsely labeled separatists in the Donbas. In actuality, they were Russian troops and mercenaries. The Putinazi regime has no room to complain.

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  3. Some of the numbers for troop strength are wrong according to what I had read before the war started. The Russians only had about 900,000 total troops with about 280,000 being the Army. The regime had to cheat to be able to take conscripts to Ukraine and did so by faking signatures on service contracts. I have repeatedly seen statistics that said Russia had about 65% of its Army in Ukraine. 65% of 280,000 is about 190,000, which reports from both sides has reported as Russian Army strength in Ukraine.

    The numbers for Ukraine are too small. The problem for Ukraine is not numbers, but transport and heavy weapons. I’d say Ukraine has a troop strength closer to 400,000 (this may be a bit high). If they can get the heavy weapons needed, as general Keane has said, Ukraine has the opportunity to crush the Russian Army.

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