February 8, 2023
The United States has said Russia used only 10% of its firepower against Ukraine

The United States has said Russia used only 10% of its firepower against Ukraine

Troop train carrying military equipment from Russian tank military units. (Photo: Russian Ministry of Defense / TASS via Getty Images)

Russia is still ready to use about 90% of its military power in Ukraine. CNN International released this information based on a statement issued by a senior US Department of Defense official to reporters on Wednesday (9).

The United States estimates that Russia does not have “hundreds of vehicles of various sizes and sizes,” but added that it does not know whether these vehicles were seized, destroyed, or abandoned.

CNN reported on Tuesday that the United States estimates that between 8% and 10% of Russian military assets used in the invasion of Ukraine have been destroyed or defunct.

The lost equipment includes tanks, aircraft, artillery and other military assets. While Russia is estimated to have lost 3% to 5% of its military assets, this is almost double the losses announced by CNN last week.

The United Kingdom has said it will provide air defense to Ukraine

Although not all firefighters have yet been used by Russia during the conflict, British Foreign Secretary Lis Truss said on Wednesday (9) that the United Kingdom should provide air defense systems to Ukraine.

“The best way to help protect the sky is with anti-aircraft weapons, which the UK will now supply to Ukraine,” Truss said.

The Secretary-General also said that the United Kingdom was not trying to establish a no-fly zone in Ukraine’s exit corridors because it would “lead to a direct confrontation between NATO and Russia”. , He insisted.

“We impressed Putin with our solidarity and the severity of our sanctions, banks, ships, planes, oligarchs and oil and gas revenues. The brave Ukrainian people surprised him with their determination and leadership,” he said.

Now is not the time to give up. Putin must fail, “said Truss.