Britain's intelligence agency estimates Russian losses in the war against Ukraine and explains why the numbers have increased
The Russian occupiers continue to suffer large-scale losses in the war in Ukraine, and recently the numbers have reached record levels. According to the Ukrainian General Staff, in November 2023, the losses of Russian troops averaged 931 people per day.
It was reported by British military intelligence. Previously, the deadliest month for Russia was March 2023, with an average of 776 losses per day, at the height of the Russian offensive on Bakhmut.
At the same time, as noted, although military intelligence cannot verify the methodology in terms of the total number of killed and wounded, the figures are quite plausible.
The past six weeks have probably seen one of the highest casualty rates among Russians in the entire war. The heavy losses were largely caused by Russia's offensive on the city of Avdiivka in the Donetsk region.
As reported by OBOZ.UA:
- The ISW noted that the enemy uses less mechanized capabilities compared to October. According to analysts, the occupiers' new assaults will not lead to their rapid advance.
- The Armed Forces of Ukraine said that the invaders launched the third wave of the assault on Avdiivka, trying to attack "head-on," which had not happened before. The enemy's actions are illogical and are related to the absurd demands of their command.
- Vitalii Barabash, head of the Avdiivka MVA, said that the occupiers are "coming in all directions" near Avdiivka, but unlike previous waves of the offensive, they are not advancing in columns.