Old Soviet-era weapons are no match for new Western artillery
“The Russians are suffocating”
Russians are choking on war against Ukraine, British Secret Service chief jokes. Apparently, Moscow’s old weapons from the Soviet era also affect its own ranks. “Poor children” act as cannon fodder, and emergency care for the injured is basic.
After British Defense Minister Ben Wallace (52), the head of British foreign intelligence MI6 also mocks Putin’s military. MI6 boss Richard Moore, 59, wrote on Twitter on Saturday that Moscow’s troops were “suffocating”.
Moore cites a UK Ministry of Defense Tweet from the previous day. “The Kremlin is increasingly desperate. Russia has lost tens of thousands of soldiers and is using Soviet-era weapons. Their outdated missiles are killing and injuring innocent Ukrainians,” the ministry wrote. “Russia will not win this unjust war.”
Russian losses higher than expected?
Conservative British political magazine “The Economist”It is by no means known for sensational hypocrisy, meanwhile reckoning that Russia will have to deal with more losses than previously thought.
Collecting these numbers is by no means an exact science. Documents are intercepted, radio messages are intercepted and so-called “communication reports” from the front are evaluated. This results in an approximation to the actual figures.
According to the Pentagon, 15,000 to 20,000 Russians have died in the war since the war began on February 24. At the end of June, British Defense Minister Wallace spoke of some 25,000 Russians being killed. On July 30, Ukraine reported 40,670 enemy casualties on the battlefield.
A little advanced military medicine
Past battles, weapons used and emergency treatment for the wounded are used relatively to calculate all casualties. Russia’s military medicine in particular is “rustier” than that of the West, says Ronald D., an expert on military medical logistics at King’s College London. 60 Minutes has been called the “golden age” of war-wounded rescue. Russia’s evacuation lines to rescue and care for the wounded are long. This leads to more war deaths.
Russia’s military medicine is “less developed” than Western medicine, Di says. A US official has been quoted as saying that this may be one of the reasons why “thousands” of officers and “hundreds” of Russian commanders have already been killed. Several thousand are said to be refusing to fight.
Cannon fodder for Putin
This meant that Russian commanders had to compensate for explosive losses in their own ranks. According to calculated statistics, there are three times more wounded than dead in Russia. According to this, 100,000 Russian soldiers may have been defeated at some point. It has been calculated that even the ratio of new artillery coming from the west could be increased to 4:1. In total, 125,000 Russian soldiers may have been killed or wounded.
According to MI6 boss Moore, “no middle-class kids from St Petersburg or Moscow” would fight for embattled President Vladimir Putin (69). “These are poor kids from rural Russia. They come from working-class cities in Siberia.” According to Moore, most are ethnic minorities. “They are Putin’s cannon fodder.” (case)