The army of the Russian Federation suffers losses in Ukraine not only on the battlefield.
In occupation units, there are a number of reasons leading to non-combat losses. The biggest problem of the Russian armed forces is mass drunkenness. Recently, Russian Telegram channels spread information about an “extremely high” number of incidents, crimes and deaths related to alcohol consumption among the invaders. This is stated in a new report from the UK Department of Defense.
Also, according to British intelligence, other causes of non-combat losses are poor possession of weapons, traffic accidents and hypothermia. However, the Russian command considers mass drunkenness to be the main problem.
Since drunkenness is prevalent in much of Russian society, it has long been seen as an accepted part of military life, even during combat, intelligence officials say.
Recall that the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the army of the Russian Federation has already lost 174,550 soldiers, officers and mercenaries killed.
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