The frigid weather has facilitated the movement of armored vehicles in the area.
However, their losses have experienced a sharp increase, with troops losing 88% more equipment from Jan. 14-18 than over the previous five days. Tank losses surged by 95%, and casualties rose by 15%, according to data.
Ukrainian forces eliminated 760 Russian troops the previous day, the General Staff reported on Jan. 21. Total Russian losses since the beginning of the full-scale invasion have exceeded 376,000 personnel.
In December, UK intelligence estimated Russia's losses at over 300,000 military personnel since Feb 24, 2022, although Russian officials lack certainty about the exact casualty count.
Given Russia's substantial losses in the war against Ukraine, it will take the invaders anywhere from five to ten years to rebuild highly qualified and experienced military units.
Russian casualties at Avdiivka have increased significantly in recent weeks, said Kyrylo Budanov, Ukraine's HUR military intelligence service’s chief.
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