Old Soviet-era weapons are no match for new Western artillery
“Russians are running out of breath”
The Russians are breathless in the war against Ukraine, ridiculing the British Secret Service chief. Apparently, Moscow’s old weapons from Soviet times are also influencing their own ranks. “Poor children” serve as cannon fodder, and emergency care for the injured is rudimentary.
After the British Defense Minister Ben Wallace (52), the head of the British foreign intelligence service MI6 also ridicules Putin’s army. MI6 boss Richard Moore, 59, wrote on Twitter on Saturday that Moscow’s military was “running out of breath”.
moore quote a UK Defense Ministry tweet since day one. “The Kremlin is increasingly desperate. Russia has lost thousands of soldiers and is using Soviet-era weapons. Their old missiles are killing and injuring innocent Ukrainians,” the ministry wrote. Won’t win the war.”
Russia’s loss more than expected?
The conservative British political magazine “The Economist”, which is by no means known for its sensational hypocrisy, calculates that Russia may face much greater losses than previously thought.
Collecting these numbers is by no means an exact science. Documents are intercepted, radio messages are intercepted and so-called “contact reports” are evaluated from the front. This results in an approximation of the actual data.
According to the Pentagon, 15,000 to 20,000 Russians have died in the war since the war began on February 24. In late June, British Defense Secretary Wallace said about 25,000 Russians had been killed. On 30 July, Ukraine reported 40,670 enemy casualties on the battlefield.
underdeveloped military medicine
Past wars, weapons used and emergency care for the wounded are also all used as comparisons for the casualty count. Russia’s military medicine is particularly “wild” compared to the West, says Ronald T., a specialist in military medical logistics at King’s College in London. 60 minutes is considered the so-called “golden hour” for rescuing the wounded in battle. Russia’s evacuation lines are long for recovery and care for the wounded. This results in more combat deaths.
Russia’s military medicine is “less developed” than Western medicine, says T.I. Perhaps this is one reason why “thousands” of officers and “hundreds” of Russian commanders have already been killed, a US official is quoted as saying. This while many thousands are reportedly refusing to fight.
Cannon fodder for Putin
This means that Russian commanders will have to compensate for explosive failures in their own ranks. According to calculated figures, in Russia there are almost three times more wounded than dead. According to this, sometimes up to 100,000 Russian soldiers could fail. New artillery coming from the west could increase the ratio to 4:1, it is calculated. In total, up to 125,000 Russian soldiers would have been killed or wounded.
According to MI6 boss Moore, “no middle-class kid from St. Petersburg or Moscow” will fight for war president Vladimir Putin (69). «These are poor children from the countryside of Russia. They come from the working-class cities of Siberia.” According to Moore, most belong to ethnic minorities. “They are Putin’s cannon fodder.” (Case)