Russia wasted 110,000 lives and $50 billion worth of military hardware in the Ukraine Invasion, achieved nothing

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen with an inset of a Russian soldier in Mariupol on May 18. A Russian official admitted Putin's military is "playing catch up" against Ukraine during a recent appearance on Russian state TV. MIKHAIL METZEL/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images; OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty Images

According to the Ukrainian General Staff, almost 110,000 Russian soldiers have died in Ukraine.

In his evening video message, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia had already lost almost 100,000 soldiers. „So far, there are almost 100,000 soldiers, in a few days, the losses of the occupiers will increase to 110,000,“ says Zelenskyj. „And for what? No one in Moscow has the answer and will not (in the future) have one.” The leadership in Moscow is waging war, wasting “human lives – other people’s lives, not their loved ones, not their own lives, but other people’s lives ‚ the Ukrainian President stressed.

Zelenskyj’s prognosis could come true. The Ukrainian General Staff said that 99,230 Russian soldiers (as of December 20, 2022) have died in the war against Ukraine – an increase of 430 compared to the previous day.

In addition, Moscow recorded losses of 5,974 armed vehicles, 4,599 vehicles and tankers, 2,995 tanks, 1,960 artillery systems, 1,680 unmanned aerial vehicles, 410 multiple rocket launchers, 281 airplanes, 266 helicopters, 653 cruise missiles, 212 air defense systems, 177 pieces of special equipment, 1 missile cruiser, 1 missile frigate, 10 replenishment boats and 16 other boats.

According to Oryx blog, Russia spent almost $50 billion worth of military hardware which Russia cannot replenish in the next few decades.

According to the Russian state agency Tass, Minsk described the talks between Belarus and Russia as “constructive and productive”. In addition to the agreement on continuing military cooperation between Russia and Belarus and even closer economic cooperation, there have been price agreements in the energy sector.

In the military field, the two heads of state agreed on joint manoeuvres of their armed forces and training Belarusian aircraft crews with nuclear weapons. Russia also donated $3 billion worth of military hardware to Belarus to keep Belarus in line with Ukraine’s invasion. Russia transferred S-400 surface-to-air missiles, tanks, armored vehicles and fighter jets worth $3 billion.

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