- The Russian army suffered severe material losses during the six months of the war with Ukraine, the total amount of which is estimated at over $ 16.5 billion.
- The Russians suffered the greatest losses in the first weeks of the war, but also in April, when their flagship ship, the Moscow missile cruiser, was sunk.
- Among the most costly losses were mainly ships and planes, including those that the Ukrainians destroyed at the Saka military airport in Crimea on August 9. It was the greatest loss of Russian aviation not only during the war in Ukraine, but in general since World War II
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Almost 2,000 tanks, 234 planes and 15 ships, but also many other weapons and infrastructure belonging to Putin’s army – this is how much Russia lost as a result of the conflict with Ukraine. By far the biggest loss was cruiser Moscow, shot at and sunk by Ukrainians in April. This flagship of the Russian army was of great military importance, but also prestigious, and was worth a lot. According to the calculations of “Forbes”, who checked the value of the equipment, based on, inter alia, based on contract agreements and expert opinions, the loss of Moscow cost Russia $ 750 million.
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Putin’s army losses over $ 16.5 billion
During six months of fighting in Ukraine, the Russians lost a total of 12,000. 142 pieces of equipment worth $ 16.56 billion, not including rockets. In addition to the cruiser, the most expensive loss was the large Il-76 landing plane worth $ 86 million, which was shot down by anti-aircraft forces in the skies above Vasylkov in the Kiev region at the end of February. Third in turn was a large Saratov landing craft for $ 75 million. The Ukrainian army attacked the ship while it was in the port of occupied Berdyansk, where it was delivering military equipment.
Among the remaining largest losses of the Russian army in terms of value, “Forbes” lists, among others Su-30SM plane – $ 50 million; Su-34 plane – $ 40 million; air defense system Tor-M2 – $ 25 million; the vessel “Vasyl Beh” – USD 21 million; operational and tactical missile complex “Iskander” – $ 21 million
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The first week was the worst for the Russians
Ukrainian forces sank 15 Russian ships worth 82 billion dollars. Russia It also lost a total of 234 planes for US $ 5.3 billion – that’s over 32 percent. all losses. The estimates of the losses did not take into account the value of the missiles fired by Russia in Ukraine or shot down, mainly because their number is difficult to calculate. As the Russian General Staff informed, only in the first two months of the war, the Russian Federation used about 1,300 missiles, the value of which is estimated at around $ 7.5 billion.
The first week of the conflict was the most painful and loss-making for the aggressor’s army. Then Ukraine destroyed enemy equipment for as much as $ 2.2 billion. Over time, the level of losses decreased, incl. due to the limitation of the areas of the war front and the exhaustion of the Russian army.