Russia suffers the heaviest losses since the beginning of the war due to the offensive on Avdiivka

Written by Jeppe W

Nov.27 - 2023 3:12 PM CET


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The Russian offensive in Avdiivka, Donetsk region, has led to the highest losses for the Russian occupation forces since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, according to European Pravda, citing an intelligence review by the British Ministry of Defence on 27 November.

Citing data from the Ukrainian General Staff, the British Ministry of Defence's intelligence review dated 27 November states that the average daily losses of Russian troops in November were approximately 931 soldiers per day.

These figures surpass the previous peak in losses experienced in March 2023, during the intense battles for Bakhmut in the Donetsk region, where the average was 776 Russian soldiers per day.

While British intelligence has not verified the methodology used by the Ukrainian General Staff to calculate these numbers, they have deemed the reported figures as credible.

In addition to these significant losses, British intelligence also noted other strategic shifts by Russia in response to the ongoing conflict.

In November, Russia reportedly relocated strategic air defense systems from the Kaliningrad region to replace units lost in the war with Ukraine. Furthermore, logistical challenges faced by Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Novorossiysk are believed to be impacting Russia's capacity to launch cruise missile strikes against Ukraine.

These developments mark a significant escalation in the conflict, highlighting the heavy toll the war is taking on Russian forces. The situation in Avdiivka remains a focal point in the ongoing conflict, with both sides incurring substantial losses.

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