Showing posts with label Russo-Ukrainian War. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Russo-Ukrainian War. Show all posts

Saturday, 16 April 2022

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By Joost Oliemans and Stijn Mitzer

There's little denying at this point that Russia's invasion of Ukraine has been an unmitigated military and economical disaster. What was meant to be a quick operation with the aim of surrounding and seize Kyiv and Eastern Ukraine, forcing Western powers to the negotiation table over the future status of the country, has now turned into a bloody war of attrition in the East that Russia is not in a position to sustain. Russia's offensive has laid bare a host of problems with Russian military leadership, tactics and equipment, together culminating in a catastrophe that will surely be analysed for years to come.

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

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By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans
  
Six weeks into Russia's invasion of Ukraine it can be argued that the full array of issues affecting the Russian military and its operational planning have been laid bare. Setting out to first seize Kyiv within days in order to have a strong position in negotiations with the West about the future status of Ukraine in exchange for a reduction of sanctions, it suddenly finds itself a month past that deadline with meagre territorial gains, an army in tatters and severe reputational damage, not to mention an economy buckling under some of the heaviest sanctions ever instated on a nation. [1]

Friday, 8 April 2022

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By Joost Oliemans and Stijn Mitzer
 
In a conflict that is shaping up to be one of the most intense and rapidly developing of our time, drones have come to play an increasingly important role, and could well end up being one of the pivotal factors in its eventual conclusion. Thus, the delivery of at least 16 additional Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs, on top of the 18 already in Ukraine's pre-war inventory, constitutes perhaps one of the most significant instances of support to Ukraine's plight yet. [1] Now evidence has emerged that Turkey's drone contributions have not remained limited to the TB2, with new combat footage of Baykar's Mini-Bayraktar UAV confirming their delivery to the country. [2]

Thursday, 24 February 2022

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By Stijn Mitzer in collaboration with Joost Oliemans Kemal, Dan and Jakub Janovsky
  
This list only includes destroyed vehicles and equipment of which photo or videographic evidence is available. Therefore, the amount of equipment destroyed is significantly higher than recorded here. Small arms, ATGMs, MANPADS, munitions, civilian vehicles, trailers and derelict equipment are not included in this list. All possible effort has gone into avoiding duplicate entries and discerning the status of equipment between captured or abandoned. Many of the entries listed as 'abandoned' will likely end up captured or destroyed. Similarly, some of the captured equipment might be destroyed if it can't be recovered. When the origin of a piece of equipment can't be established, it is not included in the list. The Soviet flag is used when the equipment in question was produced prior to 1991. This list is constantly updated as additional footage becomes available.
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By Stijn Mitzer in collaboration with Joost Oliemans Kemal, Dan and Jakub Janovsky
  
This list only includes destroyed vehicles and equipment of which photo or videographic evidence is available. Therefore, the amount of equipment destroyed is significantly higher than recorded here. Small arms, ATGMs, MANPADS, munitions, civilian vehicles, trailers and derelict equipment (including aircraft) are not included in this list. All possible effort has gone into avoiding duplicate entries and discerning the status of equipment between captured or abandoned. Many of the entries listed as 'abandoned' will likely end up captured or destroyed. Similarly, some of the captured equipment might be destroyed if it can't be recovered. When the origin of a piece of equipment can't be established, it is not included in the list. The Soviet flag is used when the equipment in question was produced prior to 1991. This list is constantly updated as additional footage becomes available.

Our list showing destroyed and captured Russian vehicles and equipment can be found here.
 
(Click on the numbers to get a picture of each individual captured or destroyed vehicle)


Ukraine - 910, of which: destroyed: 423, damaged: 22, abandoned: 35, captured: 430


Tanks (139, of which destroyed: 57, damaged: 1, abandoned: 8, captured: 73)


Armoured Fighting Vehicles (84, of which destroyed: 31, abandoned: 4, captured: 50)


Infantry Fighting Vehicles (100, of which destroyed: 50, damaged: 3, abandoned: 9, captured: 38)

 

Armoured Personnel Carriers (54, of which destroyed: 12, damaged: 1, abandoned: 3, captured: 38)

 

Infantry Mobility Vehicles (73, of which destroyed: 25, damaged: 1, abandoned: 1, captured: 46)

 

Engineering Vehicles (12, of which destroyed: 2, captured: 10)

 

Towed Artillery (26, of which destroyed: 8, damaged: 3, abandoned: 3, captured: 12)


Self-Propelled Artillery (26, of which destroyed: 10, damaged: 4, abandoned: 1, captured: 11)

 

Multiple Rocket Launchers (15, of which destroyed: 10, captured: 5)

 

Anti-Aircraft Guns (2, of which captured: 2)

 

Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns (2, of which captured: 2)


Surface-To-Air Missile Systems (43, of which destroyed: 36, abandoned: 1, captured: 6)

 

Radars And Communications Equipment (18, of which destroyed: 9, damaged: 3, abandoned: 1, captured: 5)


Aircraft (19, of which destroyed: 18, damaged: 1)

 

Helicopters (5, of which destroyed: 4, captured: 1)

 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (15, of which destroyed: 13, captured: 2)

 

Naval Ships (17, of which destroyed: 4, captured: 13)

 

Trucks, Vehicles and Jeeps (258, of which destroyed: 120, damaged: 5, abandoned: 5, captured: 128)