The UK Ministry of Defence estimates over 350,000 Russian personnel casualties, and significant losses of military assets, including 2,600 tanks and 4,900 armoured vehicles, in Ukraine since February 2022.

In a recent parliamentary written question and answer, John Healey, the MP for Wentworth and Dearne, inquired about the Russian military losses in Ukraine since the conflict’s onset in February 2022:

“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the number of Russian (a) main battle tanks, (b) armoured vehicles, (c) fixed-wing aircraft, (d) artillery pieces, (e) surface ships, and (f) submarines destroyed in Ukraine since February 2022.”

James Heappey, the Minister of State for the Armed Forces, provided the response on 29th January 2024, detailing the estimated losses sustained by the Russian military:

“We estimate that approximately 350,000 Russian military personnel have been killed or wounded since the start of the conflict. We also estimate that over 2,600 Russian main battle tanks, 4,900 armoured vehicles (armoured personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles), 101 fixed-wing aircraft, 1,400 artillery pieces, six surface ships, and one submarine has been destroyed since the start of the conflict.

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George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Ian M
Ian M
8 days ago

Still not enough.

John Clark
John Clark
8 days ago

The Russians will just keep the conveyor belt going until it archives it’s somewhat revised goals of absorbing the seperatist areas and retaining a coastal land bridge to Crimea.

They have secured that goal, now they need to exhaust Ukraine into throwing in the towel.

I think we all have a horrible thought that the ‘ The Donald strikes back’ will attempt to facilitate just that!

He will likely force Ukraine into accepting a deal along those terms to end the war.

A very sad state of affairs, but I think Ukraine will be sold down the river.

DanielMorgan
DanielMorgan
8 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

Russia population – 147 million
Russia GDP- $1.78 Trillion

EU Population – 450 Million
EU – GDP -$19.4 Trillion

But somehow, it’s all Donald Trump’s fault.

John Clark
John Clark
8 days ago
Reply to  DanielMorgan

Well Daniel, the US is the pied piper, they have been for 80 years, they lead the way and set the drum beat.

The US sitting President calls the shots in the West and that’s that…

As unpalatable as that might be, you do understand surely?

Jacko
Jacko
8 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

Ukraine have held back so far on Russian infrastructure if the help does indeed stop be prepared for more and more refineries etc going up in flames and the cost of energy going up! They won’t care about upsetting the west if they are left on their own.

John Clark
John Clark
8 days ago
Reply to  Jacko

I guess we will see Jacko, international support is sadly ebbing away.

I think Trump will try to force through a negotiated agreement that will see Ukraine seed land for guaranteed NATO and EU membership, securing it’s redrawn boarder.

The fact is, most wars of this sort of stable stalemate, eventually end in some sort of unpalatable compromise.

We are all routing for Ukraine, but I think an end game will be forced on them.

If the Ukrainian leadership fight it, I dare say a new leadership that agree will replace it.

We will see…

Frank62
Frank62
7 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

Funny how UKR is expected to stomach the unpalitable & not the duplicitous invader, Russia. Russia broke treaties & swore blind it would not do what it has done. They threatened nuclear retaliation on anyone assisting UKR, declared UKR’s right to exist null & void, kidnapped thousands of UKR children, carpet bombed UKR, loads of atrocities etc.
So what is any treaty with Russia worth? We can only rely on force to counter force.

Meirion X
Meirion X
1 day ago
Reply to  Frank62

👍Certainly any treaty with ruZZia is Not worth the paper it is written on!

Yes
Yes
6 days ago
Reply to  Jacko

On whose own?
The whole shebang happens on us/eu taxpayers money.
Had they not funneled money to nazis there’d not have been a war.

Andrew Thorne
Andrew Thorne
8 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

I think it is embarrassing that Europe and the UK cannot defend itself with the US. There is no excuse that Europe and the UK can’t have enough forces to defence itself without US tax payers. Like him or hate him Trump was right that Europe and the UK do not pay their way in defence. Also, Biden 100% has very advanced dementia and this is a major threat to the West. Who the hell is pulling Biden’s strings because he can’t even make a decision to go to the toilet on his own. I hope it isn’t Mrs Cackle… Read more »

John Clark
John Clark
8 days ago
Reply to  Andrew Thorne

Trump is absolutely right that Europe should pay it’s way, why should the US tax payer pay to defend us, while we Europeans spend the bulk of our cash on social spending?

A pre cursor to NATO membership in these dangerous times, should absolutely be 3% GDP on defence, commit to it, or get out out of the club.

I think both Biden and Trump are bloody awful choices, seriously, 350 million people and these two clowns are the best they can come up with!!!

Neither have their marbles in place Andrew…..

Frank62
Frank62
7 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

Social spending? The majority of money across the west goes into the offshore accounts of the super rich, leaving less & less to go towards state responsabilities, including social spending & defence. The biggest freeloaders, fraudsters & swindlers are the super rich.

Since Reagan & Thatcher, wealth has been going in one direction, away from all we need for a decent & civilised, well protected society.

John Clark
John Clark
7 days ago
Reply to  Frank62

The simple fact is Frank, there is an old American analogy of running an effective economy. Picture the economy as a large four wheel cart, most folks are pulling it along and when people need to rest, they sit in the back. Today, so many people are sat in the back, those pulling can barely make the wheels turn… Despite all the political bullshit from both parties, the simple fact is we are spending more than we earn, year in, year out. Watching QT last night in Scotland, it was the usual SNP blaming England for all it woes, until… Read more »

Tomartyr
Tomartyr
6 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

Weird to rally against free school meals but not furlough..

John Clark
John Clark
5 days ago
Reply to  Tomartyr

All part of the same situation. COVID just screwed the pooch, as our American cousins would say.

The legacy issues continue to echo on, i.e, millions still working from home in a massively ineffectual way, hay ho, it’s all going to fall off a cliff, sod all we can do about it, wonder were we will land?😣

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Tomartyr
Tomartyr
6 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

I think the reality is that if Europe pays it’s way the US would find the loss of soft-power unacceptable.

Math
Math
4 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

I am totaly fine with this idea. Europe can barely rely on USA. I think It is time for us to rely on our weapons and soldiers, and develop more our arsenal and fleet.

John Clark
John Clark
4 days ago
Reply to  Math

In order to replace the huge mass the US brings to the table, European NATO world have to invest 5% each on defence, you know as well as I do that will never happen.

It would mean tax hikes and social spending reductions to invest the extra 10’s of billions each.

In fact some partners invest way less than 2%….

Tony
Tony
6 days ago
Reply to  Andrew Thorne

You’re very right to point out the important point of Bidens cognitive decline. It’s a major risk to global security and economy in this situation. I wouldn’t say it’s ‘its very advanced’ but certainly too advanced to be in his role. I think Trump will do better

Math
Math
4 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

I think you understand as much as all europeans what the stacks are in a US unilateral decision on that matter.

Posse Comitatus
Posse Comitatus
8 days ago
Reply to  DanielMorgan

Well, the orange oaf is a Russian stooge, so yeah.

Jacko
Jacko
8 days ago

Daft isn’t it? Trump ‘supports’ pootin,he supports Iran they are killing Americans by proxy! Funny old world🙄

Frank62
Frank62
7 days ago
Reply to  Jacko

I find it insane that someone as clearly unfit & compromised as Trump be allowed anywhere near public office, but to be elected as president, attempt practically a coup & then be in the running for another term is beyond all reason. Not that we’ve had many capable/qualified leaders here in the UK recently.

Jonathan
Jonathan
8 days ago
Reply to  DanielMorgan

The EU is not a nation Daniel, it’s a group of nations…some of them are even allies of Putin ( well one)..the reality is everyone likes to portray the EU as a sovereign entity but it’s not..the lead sovereign entity of the west is the USA, you guys willingly took hegemonic power from the UK..with that came lost of economic benefits but it also comes with an cost of the privilege of being the hegemonic power..if the US does take its foot of that gas it has to accept some other nation will become the hegemonic power and that power… Read more »

ChrisLondon
ChrisLondon
7 days ago
Reply to  DanielMorgan

Yes totally and the right wing loonies that support him. What follows is all as a percentage of GDP as I have understood reports. Military support: UK marginally in front, then USA, then well behind EU. Economic support: EU in front, then USA, then UK very far behind. Ukrainian refugees accepted: EU 90% +, USA and UK? I believe Turkey has taken more than both of us together. Knowing their vulnerable are safe is important for Ukrainian morale, and taken millions out helps resist Russia’s energy attacks in the winter and other measures. If you place any realistic monetary value… Read more »

Badger.
Badger.
7 days ago
Reply to  DanielMorgan

Very good point Daniel. My own view is that whoever wins the US election the writing is on the wall and Europe simply must realise that we must collectively have the resources to defend ourselves, at least in a conventional war. US focus is moving away.

Frank62
Frank62
7 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

All the more reason for the rest of Europe & NATO to back UKR up & keep them going until Putin fails. Also shows the insanity of reducing to such low numbers across the forces. To deter or fight , even a limited war, you need numbers & reserves to replace losses, plus the manufacturing capacity to replenish losses. Also we need to stop losing agricultural land so we can feed ourselves if our maritime supply lines get cut. Decades of cuts have made us a very brittle nation, defense wise. We’ve been prepared like lambs to the slaughter. Hopefully… Read more »

Marius
Marius
3 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

I think we all have a horrible thought that the ‘ The Donald strikes back’ will attempt to facilitate just that!

That is plain nonsense! The rot started when your beloved Obama did nothing in 2014, aided by the failing EU and remoaner Cameron. ‘The Donald’ was nowhere near. Yes, ‘The Donald’ may have to sort the peace, and rightly so. No one else is capable.

John Clark
John Clark
3 days ago
Reply to  Marius

My beloved Obama??? I’m not American you know, what on earth makes you think I would support him anyway? “The Donald’ may have to sort the peace, and rightly so. No one else is capable.” Sort of sums it up really, the arrogant cock sorted nothing while he was in power and tried to start an insurrection when he lost a democratic election… He brought shame on America and I’m sure had the founding fathers rolling in their graves. So if you like your Presidents cut from the slightly insane, molesting, wanna be dictator cloth,vote Trump…. If you want your… Read more »

Micki
Micki
8 days ago

And how many ukranians ?

monkey spanker
monkey spanker
7 days ago
Reply to  Micki

Too many. It should be none as Russia and putin should stay within the borders of the largest country on earth.

Paul.P
Paul.P
8 days ago

Spring could be interesting. Ukraine have mastered their western armour, they have F-16s and mine clearance robots. Will they try to cut the bridge to Crimea before the US election?

John Clark
John Clark
8 days ago
Reply to  Paul.P

And yet without ongoing support, it will collapse in on itself.

Just look at the lessons from History, South Vietnam was hugely powerful on paper, but it collapsed after the US ‘effectively’ withdraw it’s support in 1973.

They will likely threaten much the same again if they don’t negotiate, Trump doesn’t give a shit about them, he just wants it ended and he will bulldoze through it….

Paul.P
Paul.P
8 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

Agree this is the odds on outcome, and the Russians are well dug in. But I don’t think that Ukraine is ready to chuck in the towel just yet. They will take it to the wire. The EU ministers are meeting today to find a way around Hungary’s block on support for Ukraine.

Jacko
Jacko
7 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

Unlike Vietnam though where the population shrugged their shoulders and went with the flow Ukrainians are determined to fight for their country!

John Clark
John Clark
5 days ago
Reply to  Jacko

They absolutely are, but, if the US dramatically reduced it’s support, the Russian steam roller would eventually force them to the negotiating table. They know this is reality (despite the war cry) and so does Trump and Putin. I think Trump would open back channels to Putin and offer him a way out of this bloody disastrous war by agreeing between them an end game. That would be a Russian permanent annexation of the Eastern separatist territories, Crimea (and a land bridge to it). The Ukrainians would be forced to accept the deal, with the new land boarder set in… Read more »

Last edited 5 days ago by John Clark
farouk
farouk
8 days ago
Reply to  Paul.P

Paul wrote: “”Ukraine have mastered their western armour, “”  That they have, we saw that at the start of the campaign with video of that BTR4 shooting up that Russian armour in Mariupol, the other week of the Bradleys shooting up that T90 and there was a very interesting video down the round yesterday of a M113 and Bradley combo zipping down a lane into Russian territory and with the Bradley laying down covering fire, the platoon inside the M113 bug out advance into contact and take out a Russian position. What I cant understand is, is this is all… Read more »

John Clark
John Clark
8 days ago
Reply to  farouk

I suppose.its because Putin doesn’t care about training peasants Farouk, they are disposable minions as far as he is concerned…. Just keep chucking them into the meat grinder.

Bringer of facts
Bringer of facts
8 days ago
Reply to  farouk

I hate to say it, but I think Putin has found the West’s weaknesses:

 – Lack of military-industrial capacity
 – Personnel recruitment/retention problems
 – Division and political infighting on the matters of financing/supporting a long war of attrition

Iran, China, and North Korea are watching.

farouk
farouk
7 days ago

Personally, I don’t think Putin and his band of unmerry men gave that angle much thought. They presumed that the Ukraine special operation would be done and dusted in days (Take your pick from between 3 to 10 ) but as seen, somebody forgot to send that Memo to Kyiv. Instead of Ammunition stocks, Putin set aside a huge cash float to bide Russia by until the West (primarily the EU) decided to let Sleeping Bears lie and carry on normal. Of course, they (The EU) would be encouraged to do so by the threat of turning off the Gas cuts,… Read more »

Last edited 7 days ago by farouk
Joe16
Joe16
7 days ago
Reply to  farouk

It’s a fair question- I don’t know the answer. But I’ve seen some interesting reasoning: For reasons related to not being thrown out of a window, Russian commanders cannot allow major Ukrainian advances, even temporarily, anywhere along their front (which is very long). Russia’s improvements in training since 2008 (Georgia) have not been as effective as thought, because of corruption and a lack of money to do proper combined arms. Unlike NATO, comms and jamming and weapons systems aren’t deconflicted and commands aren’t integrated- so coordination between air and ground forces, and between different elements within them, gets disrupted by… Read more »

Yes
Yes
6 days ago
Reply to  Joe16

Oh man, that’s like 5 paragraphs of copium.

Yes
Yes
6 days ago
Reply to  farouk

Hahaha. You have a sample of 3, whereas Russia have destroyed thousands of armour.

farouk
farouk
6 days ago
Reply to  Yes

Wonderous Stories: wrote:
“”Ha haha. You have a sample of 3, whereas Russia have destroyed thousands of armour.””

That’s a interesting statement,

Andrew D
Andrew D
8 days ago

Watching sky news last night ,report on the Ukraine front line .Showing troops changing Tracks on AFV , it mention that supplies from the EU have slow right down .Starting to look like the West support is getting a bit thin on the ground.Are we going to just let Putin get is way 🤔

Bringer of facts
Bringer of facts
8 days ago

The lesson here is: if the democratic nations want to stand up to the belligerence of the autocratic nations then we need to re-industrialise and match the pace of their military production.

And solve the recruitment crisis.

Last edited 8 days ago by Bringer of facts
monkey spanker
monkey spanker
7 days ago

The U.K. is missing a trick. If it had arranged a lend lease or just put £10-20billion into U.K. made defence products it would have had a real positive effect on the economy. Steel and materials, designs, productions would have improved the economic outlook and had the benefit of helping Ukraine.
The U.K. forces could then of got kit at cheaper prices.

Graham Moore
Graham Moore
7 days ago

No estimate of the Russian ‘missing’, an integral part of casualty figures – or the ‘captured’ figures.

Yes
Yes
6 days ago

Good news. One year ago it was over 10k tanks and 500k troops.
I think by the next year the casualty rate will go down even more.

Pleiades
Pleiades
4 days ago
Reply to  Yes

How are your oil refineries doing, oh FSB stooge? LMAO