Russia fully adapted for attritional warfare — UK intelligence

Ukrainian anti-aircraft fire at the front in Donetsk Oblast, April 4, 2024
Ukrainian anti-aircraft fire at the front in Donetsk Oblast, April 4, 2024

Russia has embraced a military strategy of attrition, prioritizing quantity over quality despite substantial human losses, the UK Defense Ministry reported on X on May 4.

This "reliance on mass" is likely to persist throughout Russia's war against Ukraine and will have long-lasting effects on Russia's future army, the report said.

The average daily number of Russian casualties in Ukraine throughout April 2024 remained in the pattern of 2024 — 899 killed and wounded soldiers per day, the intelligence stated.

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Russia's casualty rate is expected to rise over the next two months as they resume dedicated offensive operations in eastern Ukraine, following a brief slowdown in pace after the capture of Avdiivka in Donetsk Oblast.

The Russians lost more than 1,200 soldiers killed and wounded in one day with total losses now exceeding 473,000 people during full-scale war in Ukraine, reported the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces on May 4.

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