The British intelligence services say that in the first quarter it was “exceptionally high” because of the winter offensive
British intelligence services indicated on Tuesday that the daily number of casualties for Russian forces in Ukraine fell “by nearly 30 percent” in April compared to figures recorded between January and March, when they were “exceptionally high” as part of their winter offensive.
They said, according to a series of letters published by the British ministry, “In April 2023 it is very likely that the average daily casualty rate in Russia will have fallen by around 30 percent. This follows the exceptionally high casualty count between January and March.” Defense on her account on the social network Twitter.
With this, they explained, “The figures published by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Army indicate a reduction of the average daily Russian losses of 776 casualties in March to an average of 568 so far in April.” “Defense intelligence cannot verify Ukraine’s exact methodology, but the general trend is probably accurate,” they said.
Russia’s losses have likely been reduced because its winter offensive failed to achieve its objectives and Russian forces are now focused on preparing for expected offensive operations by Ukraine.
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