Copyright © 2024 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Russia lost half of its combat capability in Ukraine – UK’s Defence Staff Chief

Admiral Sir Tony Radakin. Credit: AP
Russia lost half of its combat capability in Ukraine – UK’s Defence Staff Chief

The head of Britain’s armed forces, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, says that Russia has already lost about half of its army’s combat potential in the war against Ukraine, the Financial Times reported.

According to Tony Radakin, Russia has lost 2,500 tanks in Ukraine and spent about 10 million shells. At the same time, the admiral notes that the Russian military industry can produce approximately one million shells and 200 tanks per year.

UK’s armed forces chief believes the main Ukrainian counteroffensive is still ahead. At the same time, he notes that it is unfair to limit Ukraine to a specific timeframe for the offensive and adds that “Russia is so weak now” that it does not have the strength to launch its own offensive.

Radakin says that the Ukrainian counteroffensive is moving slowly but adds that, in his opinion, the task of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is to exhaust the enemy and stretch the front line.

“The issue is to make the more than thousand-kilometer front line a bigger problem for Russia than for Ukraine,” Radakin said, explaining the Ukrainian strategy of multiple-point attacks.

The main problems of the Ukrainian army now are the high concentration of minefields laid by Russian forces, the lack of air support, and the fact that Ukraine has not received all the weapons it requested from its Western partners, according to the British Army Forces Chief.

Related:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here


    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts