Sat. Jun 10th, 2023

The Ukrainian army destroyed $ 5.1 billion worth of Russian military equipment – Forbes

With each new day of Russia’s war against Ukraine, the enemy suffers heavy losses of both military equipment and personnel. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine informs about this in detail every day. In turn, Forbes estimated the total cost of destroyed equipment of the Russian invaders as of March 12, 2022.

Thus, Forbes estimates the value of all lost equipment in the war with Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion in the amount of more than 5 billion US dollars, or almost 700 billion rubles. It should be noted that this is the amount without taking into account the missiles launched in Ukrainian cities. Their approximate cost is another $ 3 billion.

47% of the total monetary losses fell on aircraft and propellers, 29% – on tanks, 14% – on armored combat vehicles. In particular, the destroyed tanks cost for Russia $ 1.5 billion, and BBM – $ 0.7 billion, aircraft and helicopters together – $ 2.4 billion.

The brands and types of all downed planes are still unknown. Among those used by the Russian Federation are the Su-25 for $ 11 million, the Su-30 for $ 33 million, and the Su-34 for $ 36 million. The cost of each is $ 86 million.

The cost of equipment was also estimated. Forbes took the unit cost in open source. For example, the price of the tank is estimated at $ 4 million, at this price Russia supplied tanks to Algeria in 2006.

The enemy suffered the greatest daily losses on February 25, and the smallest on March 2.

Forbes did not include in the calculation the cost of missiles fired in Ukraine. “Iskander” ballistic missiles and “Caliber” cruise missiles used by Russian troops alone cost about $ 3 billion.

In addition, according to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Russia has lost more than 12,000 manpower.

The Ukrainian army also seizes tanks, armored personnel carriers and other equipment of the Russian army. Ukroboronprom, which is repairing and re-equipping them, refused to give the exact amount of seized equipment, but commented for Forbes that it was “a large number” and that the trophies turn quickly on the side of the Ukrainian military.