What happened? During the first three months of large-scale aggression against Ukraine, russia suffered casualties equal to those of the Soviet Union during the nine years of war in Afghanistan.
Source. This was reported by the British Ministry of Defense on its Twitter page.
Details. “In the first three months of its ‘special military operation’, russia has likely suffered a similar death toll to that experienced by the Soviet Union during its nine year war in Afghanistan,” the ministry says.
A combination of poor low-level tactics, limited air cover, a lack of flexibility, and a command approach has led to this high casualty rate, which continues to rise in the eastern regions of Ukraine.
“The russian public has, in the past, proven sensitive to casualties suffered during wars of choice. As casualties suffered in Ukraine continue to rise they will become more apparent, and public dissatisfaction with the war and a willingness to voice it may grow,” the ministry predicts.