Can Russia Afford Much More?

The scale of the high-ranking death toll defies Putin’s claim that his “special military operation” is going according to plan.

The overall Russian losses since the war began on February 24 are believed to be in the region of 20,000 but Moscow has failed to give accurate figures.

They have also seen 163 planes and 144 helicopters blasted out of the sky above war-ravaged Ukraine.…