(ANSA) – ROME, JULY 17 – At least 50,000 Russian soldiers have been killed or wounded since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine: the forces of Moscow have thus lost more than 30% of their effectiveness in the fighting on the ground. Admiral Tony Radakin, UK Chief of Defense Staff, said today on BBC One’s Sunday Morning program.
For this reason, he continued, the Ukrainian army is “absolutely” convinced of winning the war: Kiev sees “a Russia in trouble, a Russia that, according to our estimates, has lost more than 30% of its ground combat effectiveness. “.
“This means that 50,000 Russian soldiers died or were wounded in this conflict, nearly 1,700 Russian tanks were destroyed, nearly 4,000 armored combat vehicles belonging to Russia were destroyed,” Radakin stressed. “Russia started this invasion with the ambition to conquer the whole of Ukraine, Russia had the ambition to take the cities in the first 30 days, Russia had the ambition to create fractures and to put pressure on NATO: this it is Russia as a challenge to world order, Russia is failing in all these ambitions, Russia is a more belittled nation than it was at the beginning of February “, he concluded. (HANDLE).