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The British Ministry of Defense said Russia had probably lost a third of its combat forces in Ukraine

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Russia It has probably lost a third of its land Combat British intelligence officials said in the early hours of Sunday morning that forces in Ukraine and the remaining forces are depleted and have not been able to make any regional progress in recent weeks.

Russia has now “probably suffered losses of a third of the ground combat force it committed in February,” the Defense Ministry said in an update.

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“The Russian offensive in Donbass has lost momentum and is lagging significantly behind,” the report added. “Despite initial small-scale progress, Russia has failed to make significant regional gains over the past month while maintaining consistently high levels of attrition.”

A Russian military convoy stands on the road to the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine on Sunday (May 1).
(AFP)

The British government also said those losses were “almost certain” to be exacerbated as tactical equipment and support continued to deplete.

The UK government said: “These delays will almost certainly be exacerbated by the loss of critical enablers such as deck equipment and unmanned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.” “Russian bridging equipment was in short supply throughout the conflict, which slowed and restricted offensive maneuvers.”

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Other vehicles were reportedly destroyed by the Ukrainian army in the area.
(Ukrainian Defense Ministry)

The report adds: “Russian forces are increasingly constrained by… low morale and reduced combat effectiveness.

The British Ministry of Defense predicted that Russian forces would not return to their initial successes unless these conditions changed significantly.

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“Under current conditions, Russia is unlikely to significantly accelerate its pace of progress over the next 30 days.”

Ukrainian soldiers from the 103rd Separate Regional Defense Brigade of the Armed Forces fire their weapons during a training exercise at an undisclosed location near Lviv, western Ukraine, Tuesday, March 29, 2022 (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mufti)

Ukrainian soldiers from the 103rd Separate Regional Defense Brigade of the Armed Forces fire their weapons during a training exercise at an undisclosed location near Lviv, western Ukraine, Tuesday, March 29, 2022 (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mufti)
(Associated Press Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Russia first invaded Ukraine on February 24. Experts predicted that Ukrainian forces would be forced to surrender within weeks.

Conversely, Ukrainian forces repelled the aggressors and a wave of international support helped the small country stay in the fight.