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Russia’s most elite units suffer highest levels of attrition – UK Defence Ministry

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Russia’s most elite units suffer highest levels of attrition – UK Defence Ministry

The UK Defence Ministry has revealed that some of Russia’s most elite units have suffered the highest levels of attrition amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

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It also said that it would probably take years for Russia to reconstitute these forces.

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The UK Defence Ministry stated this in a tweet on its Twitter account on Monday while providing the latest update on the situation in Ukraine.

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It tweeted: “At the start of the conflict, Russia committed over 120 battalion tactical groups, approximately 65 percent of its entire ground combat strength.

“It is likely that more than a quarter of these units have now been rendered combat ineffective.

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“Some of Russia’s most elite units, including the VDV Airborne Forces, have suffered the highest levels of attrition. It will probably take years for Russia to reconstitute these forces.”

The war between Russia and Ukraine began in February and several casualties have since been recorded as a result of the conflict.

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