Russia tries to hide losses, failures in war with Ukraine – ISW
In Russia, some mildbloggers continue to complain about concealing information about significant losses of personnel and equipment and failures at the front
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reports.
For example, a number of Russian milbloggers criticized an unspecified associate of Russian Lieutenant General Andrey Sychevoy, who was reportedly recently dismissed from a command position for military failures near Bakhmut, for causing Russian forces (presumably near Bakhmut) to suffer 1,500 casualties in September 2023.
It is also reported that Russian media and military commanders are prohibited from publishing negative information about the fighting in Ukraine. According to ISW experts, only 10-20% of all information is published in the Russian media, the rest is hidden from the public for various reasons.
On October 15, the Ukrainian Armed Forces managed to repel Russian attacks and eliminate another 860 Russian servicemen, an airplane, a helicopter, and dozens of armored vehicles.
The head of the Avdiivka City Military Administration, Vitaliy Barabash, noted that Russia had suffered losses of several thousand personnel during the days of fighting near Avdiivka and had failed to take the city.