23 May 2022

Russian casualties in Ukraine match USSR’s Afghan record, say U.K. intel officials


Russian troops are believed to have sustained as many losses in three months of fighting in Ukraine as the Soviet army did during the nine years it spent in Afghanistan, according to a report from British officials.The United Kingdom’s defense intelligence agency cites “poor low-level tactics, limited air cover, a lack of flexibility, and a command approach which is prepared to reinforce failure and repeat mistakes,” as explanations for Russia’s high casualty rates in Ukraine.About 15,000 [...]