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externalUK intelligence: More than quarter of Russia's battalion groups initially deployed in Ukraine now likely combat ineffective.

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May 2, 2022 11:22 amby The Kyiv Independent news desk

According to the recent intelligence update by the U.K. Defense Ministry, Russia has sent over 120 battalion tactical groups when it launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which is approximately 65% of its entire ground combat power. Some of Moscow's elite units, such as the VDV Airborne Forces, have suffered severely and it will probably take years for Russia to replace them.

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