Putin in Deep Crisis as Russian Losses in Ukraine Skyrocket

Written by Camilla Jessen

Jun.03 - 2024 9:46 AM CET

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Russia's military situation in Ukraine has reached a critical point.

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Russia's military situation in Ukraine has reached a critical point, with reports indicating unprecedented losses since the start of the war.

According to Ukraine's Defense Ministry, the Russian army suffered a record number of casualties in May, with an estimated 38,940 Russian soldiers lost in the past month.

"Russian losses reached a record level in May," noted Kiev.

Although casualty figures can be uncertain, especially from conflicting parties, British sources have corroborated significant Russian losses in Ukraine.

Britain's Ministry of Defense reported on Friday that Russia is likely to have suffered more than 500,000 casualties since the start of 2022, although Western analyses often present lower figures than those provided by Ukraine.

"Russia's average daily losses in May exceeded 1,200 – the highest of the war so far," the British government noted.

In mid-May, Ukraine claimed that Russia lost 1,740 soldiers in a single day.

Strains on Russian Forces

Reports of record casualties are emerging from multiple sources, indicating a broad consensus on the precarious state of Russian military operations.

Despite the lack of exact figures, it is clear that Putin's Russia is struggling with its invasion strategy in Ukraine and is paying a high price for its aggressive military actions.

"These painful losses are likely due to Russia's ongoing pressure along the front lines against Ukrainian positions, combined with insufficiently trained personnel," analyzed the British Ministry of Defense.

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