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The British Ministry of Defense said that Russia likely lost a third of its combat forces in Ukraine

The British Ministry of Defense said that Russia likely lost a third of its combat forces in Ukraine

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Russia He probably lost a third of his land Fight British intelligence officials said in the early hours of Sunday morning that the forces in Ukraine and the remaining forces are exhausted and have been unable to make any regional progress in recent weeks.

Russia has now “probably suffered losses of a third of the ground combat force it committed in February” United kingdomThe Ministry of Defense said in an update.

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“The Russian Donbass offensive has lost its momentum and is significantly behind schedule,” the report added. “Despite initial progress on a small scale, Russia has failed to make significant regional gains over the past month while maintaining consistently high levels of attrition.”

A Russian military convoy stands on the road to the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine on Sunday, May 1.
(AFP)

The UK government also said those losses were “almost certain” to be exacerbated as tactical equipment and support continued to be depleted.

The UK government said: “These delays will almost certainly be exacerbated by the loss of critical enablers such as bridge equipment and unmanned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.” “Russian bridging equipment has been in short supply throughout the conflict, which has slowed and restricted offensive maneuvers.”

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The report added: “Russian forces are increasingly constrained by … low morale and reduced combat effectiveness.”

The British Ministry of Defense predicted that Russian forces would not return to their initial successes unless these conditions changed significantly.

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“Under the current conditions, it is unlikely that Russia will significantly accelerate its rate of progress over the next 30 days.”

Ukrainian soldiers of the 103rd Separate Brigade of Regional Defense of the Armed Forces fire their weapons during a training exercise at an unknown location near Lviv in western Ukraine, Tuesday, March 29, 2022 (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mufti)

Ukrainian soldiers of the 103rd Separate Brigade of Regional Defense of the Armed Forces fire their weapons during a training exercise at an unknown location near Lviv in western Ukraine, Tuesday, March 29, 2022 (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mufti)
(Photo by Associated Press/Nariman Al-Mufti)

Russia initially invaded Ukraine on February 24. Experts predicted that the Ukrainian forces would be forced to surrender within weeks.

Conversely Ukrainian The forces repelled the aggressors and a wave of international support helped the smaller country stay in the fight.