British intelligence estimates likely losses in Russian military by 2025
UK military intelligence has noted an increase in the average daily number of Russian casualties in the war with Ukraine in 2023 by almost 300 people a day compared to last year
This was reported by the UK Ministry of Defence.
“The increase in daily averages, as reported by the Ukrainian authorities, almost certainly reflects the degradation of Russia’s forces and its transition to a lower quality, high quantity mass army since the ‘partial mobilisation’ of reservists in September 2022,” the report says.
British intelligence explained that it would probably take Russia five to ten years to rebuild a cohort of highly skilled and experienced military units.
“If casualties continue at the current rate through the next year, by 2025 Russia will have sustained over half a million personnel killed and wounded over three years of war,” the analysts said, comparing the data with Soviet Union’s 70,000 casualties in the nine-year Soviet-Afghan War.