Per the Ukrainian military, the count of Russian soldiers dead in the country’s three-week-old war with Ukraine has risen to 14,000, due to Moscow’s offensive.
Ukraine’s Army’s General Staff revealed the projected death toll on Thursday morning, noting the occupying forces lost nearly 450 armored vehicles and over 1,400 armored fighting automobiles.
Russia also lost approximately 200 artillery systems, several salvo fire systems, anti-aircraft mechanisms, military aircraft, and helicopters, as well as less than a dozen uncrewed aircraft during the invasion.
Pentagon intel reports are showing morale in Russian troops is so low, soldiers are just parking their vehicles and walking off into the woods.
7,000 Russian soldiers have been killed already.https://t.co/ftOJXKEhRJ
— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) March 17, 2022
Russia’s Failure and Miscalculations
In addition, Lithuanian National Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas presented the same data with reporters on Thursday morning, but the Pentagon could not verify it.
According to a report released on Tuesday by the Department of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 726 people have been killed, with 1,174 injured in the country.
According to estimates, an astounding 50 children were among the fatalities. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) of the United Nations said Tuesday that refugees surpassed the three million threshold.
Russia’s forces have failed to seize control of any major city in Ukraine during their three-week invasion of the country.
In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week, Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, stated Russia misjudged Ukraine’s capabilities and commitment to fight, a mistake he said the United States made as well.
During the hearing, he said intelligence from his agency shows somewhere between 2,000 and 4,000 Russian soldiers have died; though the DIA has “poor confidence” in this figure.
Viktor Zolotov, the commander of Russia’s National Guard and a member of Putin’s Security Council, said recently, “not everything is moving as quickly as we would like.”
Zolotov is a close confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Russian Troops
Russian forces have experienced gas and food shortages among their troops, many of whom are draftees forced into the fight without warning.
According to Pentagon accounts, some Russian troops voluntarily surrendered, while others wrecked their vehicles, according to the same sources.
Russian soldiers have launched missile attacks on several occasions, seemingly with little consideration for the possibility of civilian fatalities.
Several specialists spoke before Congress on Wednesday to examine the most heinous of these cases (the bombing of a maternity facility in Mariupol, which resulted in the deaths of numerous people, including a pregnant woman and her unborn child), as well as other topics.
The theater in Mariupol had "children" written in large print near the premises, MAXAR satellite imagery shows.
— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) March 16, 2022
Christo Grozev, an analyst for a global investigative platform called Bellingcat, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday.
He said Russia is responsible for “more than 350 incidents that led to people getting hurt.”
Per the Mariupol City Council, a Russian bomb was dropped on a theater in the city functioning as a refuge for people on Wednesday.
The theater was intentionally and ruthlessly targeted. The incident was denounced as “genocide against the Ukrainian people” by the council.
Such atrocities and loss of life are all happening because of the ego of a fragile man. In the case of Biden, he may not have been wrong to call Putin a war criminal.