The main worry of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, as his military is doing catastrophically in his brutal invasion of Ukraine, is not the vast number of Russian troops being killed.
Instead, Putin is only worried about vast numbers of Russian military equipment units being destroyed, according to Ukrainian intelligence information.
50,000 Dead Soldiers Not a Big Deal to Putin
Putin sent about 150,000 – 200,000 Russian troops to invade Ukraine on February 24, as part of his plan to rebuild a post-Soviet Russian empire. His plan was to seize Ukraine within 72 hours in a shock-and-awe war.
However, he was clearly misinformed by his intelligence about both the freedom-loving Ukrainians’ ability to resist and the inadequacy of the Russian military.
However, according to the unverified intelligence information of the Ukrainian government, the number of killed Russian soldiers doesn’t concern the Moscow tyrant, but something else does.
According to the estimate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, the defenders of Ukraine destroyed 575 Russian tanks, 1,640 Russian armored personnel carriers, 1,131 other vehicles, and 73 fuel trucks.
They’ve also taken out 144 missile launcher trucks, seven naval vessels (including the large Alligator-class landing vessel the Orsk), and shot down 117 Russian warplanes and 127 Russian attack helicopters.
The loss of all that military equipment is what really worries Putin, according to unverified Ukrainian intelligence information shared online by Ukrainian military adviser Oleg Zhdanov.
The information claims during council with his military, Putin said the number of killed Russian soldiers didn’t matter that much.
However, he allegedly emphasized the importance of all the military equipment and ordered efforts to replenish it on the ground in Ukraine as soon as possible.
These are the indicative estimates of Russia’s losses as of March 26, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/HPwiDjQqcN
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) March 26, 2022
After today's shelling of #Lviv, a fire started in the city. pic.twitter.com/bGkhoSU3dH
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) March 26, 2022
#Ukraine: In now Ukraine-controlled Trostianets the Ukrainian forces also managed to capture a Russian T-80U tank, cargo truck and a huge pile of what appears to be 152mm artillery shells. pic.twitter.com/JovIvVfM8p
— 🇺🇦 Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) March 26, 2022
Footage of Ukrainian forces destroying a Russian military convoy in an ambush. A KaMAZ truck and two other vehicles were destroyed in the attack. #Ukraine #UkraineRussiaWar #UkraineUnderAttack #UkraineCrisis #Ukrainian #Ukraina #Russia #Kiev #Kyiv pic.twitter.com/vFTmKIHoeX
— 🇺🇦Ukraine_Weapons Tracker (@UWTracker) March 25, 2022
‘Significant’ Russian Losses
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s courageous leader, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, announced in a video address that the Ukrainian military is starting to retake the city of Kherson from the Russian invaders.
It was taken about a week into the war by Russian forces advancing north out of the Crimean Peninsula in the south of Ukraine.
During Friday night’s address, Zelenskyy described Russia’s losses as “significant” and welcomed new weapons deliveries from Germany.
In a surprise video speech before the Doha Forum in Qatar on Saturday, Zelenskyy urged oil and natural gas producers, such as Qatar, to pump out more energy supplies.
The Ukraine president said this is needed in order to compensate global demand for the Russian oil and gas quantities removed from the world markets because of the war in Ukraine and ensuing western sanctions.
In the meantime, western officials confirmed Ukrainian forces have killed Lt. Gen. Yakov Rezantsev, the seventh Russian general to be killed on the ground in the Ukraine invasion.
Meanwhile, a Russian colonel died after he was deliberately run over with a tank by his own troops; these troops outraged their unit lost half of its men in the Ukraine war.
#Ukraine: The results of a counterattack by the Ukrainian forces on Russian positions in Lukyanivka, #Kyiv Oblast – as a result a MT-LB tracked vehicle, T-72B3 tank and BMP variant were captured. A Russian T-72B3 and another BMP variant were also destroyed there. pic.twitter.com/ydPxGMolpi
— 🇺🇦 Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) March 24, 2022
#Ukraine: What was once a potent Russian R-330ZH Zhitel jamming and radio reconnaissance station, now completely destroyed by Ukrainian fire.
It is notable that recently Ukrainian authorities specifically requested that citizens help them find these powerful systems. pic.twitter.com/vArxeBX5Ho
— 🇺🇦 Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) March 22, 2022