>> Illustration photo – A Ukrainian soldier near the wreckage of a Russian tank in the city of Kupyansk, Kharkiv region, October 4, 2022.
Berlin – Russia has lost over 2,000 heavy battle tanks since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine. This was said in Hamburg on Friday evening by the commander of the NATO forces in Europe, US General Christopher Cavoli. According to him, the level of military conflict is unbelievable. According to the general, 200,000 Russian soldiers and 1,800 officers have died or been wounded since the beginning of the fighting, writes the DPA agency.
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According to Cavoli, the Russian army fires 23,000 artillery shells every day. According to him, previous experience shows that an important factor is the accuracy of guidance and sufficient ammunition. According to him, the country that can produce the munitions it needs more quickly has a better chance of winning the war.
“We learned from this conflict that civilian leadership is absolutely essential,” added Cavoli. According to him, civilian leaders can unite a nation and also inspire and incite foreign partners.
Neither Russia nor Ukraine provide data on their combat losses. It is then usually not possible to independently verify the data on the losses of the adversary.