Kyiv: Russia’s military will need at least 5 years to recover

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Kyiv: Russia’s military will need at least 5 years to recover

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov, citing NATO figures, said the Russians had suffered massive losses of tanks, armored personnel carriers, artillery elements and soldiers.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Friday that given the level of casualties it has suffered in the armed conflict that broke out more than ten months ago, Russia’s military has lost much of its strength and it will take at least five years to to recover it.

“According to NATO data, the Russians have suffered huge losses of tanks, armored personnel carriers, artillery elements and soldiers,” Mr Reznikov told Ukrainska Pravda.

“The regular armed forces of the Russian Federation could recover their level of strength in five years at the earliest, probably not before ten years have passed,” he added, estimating that the same applies to the missile stockpile of the Russian army.

This is a “resource war,” Ukraine’s defense minister told the paper, adding that NATO can count on those resources.

Mr. Reznikov did not give any details about the state of the Ukrainian military.

Both countries are estimated to have suffered heavy casualties since the Russian military’s invasion of Ukrainian territory began on February 24.

RES-EMP

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