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    Russian Forces in Ukraine: Muddling Through

    Dara Massicot

    Aug 15, 2022

    Foreign Affairs

    The Russian armed forces have suffered tens of thousands of casualties and lost more than 5,000 pieces of equipment. These deficits will make it hard for Russia to hold regions in Ukraine that it may soon try to annex. To succeed, Moscow will have to replenish personnel and equipment at scale—tasks that will prove extremely difficult.

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