Russia misplaced practically half its important tanks, IISS estimates

Russia is estimated to have misplaced practically half its important battle tanks in its warfare in Ukraine, in keeping with a brand new evaluation by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Almost a yr of warfare has “significantly” modified Russia’s stock, with losses of round 50 p.c of its T-72 tanks, the London-based institute mentioned. Its evaluation mentioned the Russian military has misplaced practically 40 p.c of its broader prewar fleet of tanks, together with fashions older and extra fashionable than the T-72, with the fog of warfare making it tough to find out figures past estimates. The T-72 is by far the commonest tank in Russia’s arsenal.

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