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Russia loses 28,300 fighters in just 84 days in Ukraine, another 400 die in 24 hours

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Russia has been the laughingstock of the world for its continued failure to take Ukraine as promised, and is losing hundreds of troops every day

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his forces lost a total of around 28,300 soldiers in the invasion of Ukraine.

Putin’s original plans to take over Ukraine in just 72 hours failed miserably, and the war has now stretched to 85 days.

And on the 84th day, according to the Ukrainian military spokesman, he lost 400 soldiers.

On the same day, 16 tanks, 34 armored trucks, one anti-aircraft system, eight artillery systems and five missiles were also lost.

They also lost 28 other miscellaneous vehicles and fuel tanks.

The failure to take control of Ukraine – coupled with mounting daily losses – has meant that the despotic leader has now taken control of the army himself.

He has now risen to the role of “Colonel or Brigadier,” according to a source in the country.

The power-mad Russian president is directing the movement of armed forces in Donbass, they added, and sources say Putin is still working closely with General Valery Gerasimov.

Just last week, reports from Ukrainian sources suggested that Putin had sidelined his close ally, but other Western powers believe Gerasimov is as important as ever.

A military source speaking on the Ukraine conflict said: “We believe that Putin and Gerasimov are involved in tactical decisions at a level that we would normally expect a colonel or a brigadier to handle.”

The anonymous source gave no further details, although it is implied that Putin’s close personal involvement is based on information currently received from Western powers.

Land warfare expert at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, Ben Barry, said Putin “should have better things to do” than change tactics or plan military exercises in Ukraine.

Barry, a former British Army Brigadier, said: “A head of government should have better things to do than make military decisions. He should set the political strategy instead of getting bogged down in day-to-day business.”

Recent military failures for Russia have been branded as incompetent by Russian military bloggers, with the failed attempt to cross the Siverskyi Donets river being heavily criticized.

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