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Russia may have lost a third of its troops


British military intelligence has said that Russia may have lost a third of the invading forces it sent to Ukraine as its offensive continues to fight in the face of fierce resistance.

In its latest assessment, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that the Russian company in eastern Ukraine “lost momentum” and is now “significantly behind schedule.”

At a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin, Foreign Minister Liz Trus said it was necessary to maintain the government’s support in Kyiv to help it “squeeze out Russia.”

In a statement, she said: “(President) Putin must face a prolonged defeat in Ukraine, Russia must be restrained, and such aggression must never be repeated.

“Ukraine’s security must be that it can defend itself. Allies must support Ukraine’s transition to NATO-standard equipment, providing immediate artillery, training and the necessary experience. “

now the Ukrainians were able to defeat the Russians and win the war.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said Ukraine is now able to defeat the Russians and win the war: “Ukraine can win this war,” he said after attending a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin on Sunday.

“The brutal invasion of Russia is losing momentum,” NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana told reporters.

“With the significant support of allies and partners in billions of dollars, in military support, financial, humanitarian support, we know that with the courage of the Ukrainian people and army and with our help, Ukraine can win this war.”

The Russians have shifted the focus of their offensive to the eastern Donbass region, which was already partially held by pro-Moscow separatists, after their offensive on Kyiv was repulsed.

However, the defense ministry said that despite small initial achievements, they had failed to achieve any significant territorial achievements in the past month, while suffering from a “consistently high level of depletion”.

It says the offensive is being held back by the loss of “essential assets” such as bridge equipment and reconnaissance, surveillance and reconnaissance drones.

“Russia is now likely to have suffered one-third of the ground forces it deployed in February,” the statement said.

“Russian forces are increasingly holding back due to reduced capabilities, low morale and reduced combat effectiveness.

“Many of these funds cannot be quickly replaced or restored and are likely to continue to hamper Russian operations in Ukraine.

“In the current environment, Russia is unlikely to accelerate sharply in the next 30 days.”

Meanwhile, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has confirmed that his country intends to apply for NATO membership, and Sweden is expected to follow suit.

The Finnish parliament is expected to approve the decision in the coming days, after which a formal application for membership will be submitted next week.

Stoltenberg said that if the two northern countries apply, it will be a “historic moment” for the alliance.

“Their membership in NATO would increase our common security, demonstrate that NATO’s doors are open and that aggression does not pay off,” he said.

Boris Johnson, who visited both countries last week, said the UK would strongly support their bids.


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