The average number of Russian casualties in Ukraine each day had risen by almost 300 during last year, the department said, citing data from the Ukrainian defense ministry.
Neither Business Insider nor the UK’s MOD could independently verify the methodology used by the Ukrainian general staff.
But the MOD previously said the figures were “plausible” considering mounting casualty figures from Russia’s attacks on Avdiivka, a small town on the edge of occupied Donetsk.
The department said the increased casualty rate reflected how the quality of the Russian military decreased following the partial mobilization of military reservists in September 2022.
The mobilization turned Russian forces into “a low quality, high quantity mass army,” the department said. [Continue reading…]