Tag: The War

Russia-Ukraine war: President Vladimir Putin orders troop replenishment in face of Ukraine losses

Western estimates of Russian dead in the Ukraine war have ranged from more than 15,000 to over 20,000 — more than the Soviet Union lost during its 10-year war in Afghanistan. The Pentagon said last week that as many as 80,000 Russian troops have been killed or wounded, eroding Moscow’s ability to conduct big offensives.

Russia-Ukraine war: President Vladimir Putin orders troop replenishment in face of Ukraine losses

Russia may have lost a third of its troops: British intelligence

NATO’s secretary general says Vladimir Putin’s invasion has not gone to plan and Ukraine “can win this war” as new intelligence indicated Russia may have lost one third of the force it sent to the country. Speaking after a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, Jens Stoltenberg said Russia’s military was not achieving “its strategic objectives”. “They failed to take Kyiv, they are pulling back from around Kharkiv, their major offensive in Donbas has stalled,” said Mr Stoltenberg. “Ukraine can win this war.”

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Russian Black Sea fleet takes massive hit in Ukraine attack

Russia claims an “Own Goal” or self inflicted “accident” Ukraine a “successful misslle strike”

Russia says the flagship of its Black Sea fleet was seriously damaged and its crew evacuated following a fire that caused an explosion, while Ukraine insists the vessel was hit by missiles. The incident on the Moskva missile cruiser occurred after ammunition on board blew up, the Interfax news agency quoted the Russian defence ministry as saying. “As the result of a fire on the Moskva missile cruiser, ammunition detonated,” it said in a statement. Russia said the 500-strong crew was all evacuated.

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