British intelligence has said that Russian Ground Forces have lost around 2,600 main battle tanks (MBTs) and 4,900 other armoured combat vehicles in Ukraine from February 25, 2002 to January 24, 2024.
Since the start of October 2023, when the Russian ground forces went on the offensive in eastern Ukraine, the losses of Russian armoured vehicles have increased.
Russia has lost up to 365 main battle tanks and 700 armoured combat vehicles, while making very little progress at the front.
The British Ministry of Defence said, “Russian ground forces probably lost around 40% fewer vehicles in 2023 than in 2022.
“It is highly likely that the reduction in armoured vehicle attrition rates was due to the increasingly positional nature of the conflict in 2023, and because Russia spent a significant proportion of the year in a defensive posture.”
They added, “However, Russia can probably generate at least 100 MBTs [main battle tanks] a month and therefore retains the capacity to replace battlefield losses and continue this level of offensive activity for the foreseeable future.”