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Cost to Russia of the War

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Any war is costly to wage and especially to the attacking nation. It is said (see below) that this war is costing Russia $20 billion per day. Of course, that figure is not all the costs of the war but it includes what is being lost due to the sanctions imposed and the economic impact of the war itself:

Daily cost of Ukraine war likely to exceed $20B for Russia: Study

Beyond military costs, there is fiscal pressure on Russian economy due to sanctions​


I did find one article from March 3rd (18 days ago) that stated that in the first 4 days of the invasion, it cost Russia $7 billion in the losses from the military costs alone. Imagine how much more has been lost since the war is now in the 27th day.

The direct losses from the war alone – including liquidated military equipment and casualties among personnel – have in the first 5 days cost Russia about $7 billion. Of this, the loss of human lives alone is forecast to account for $2.7 billion in lost GDP over the coming years.

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With all the missiles and bombs being dropped and the continuing loss of tanks, aircraft, and troops as well as the costs of supporting the war (food, supplies, equipment, etc.), the costs are exorbitant. In fact, the cost of each missile is approximately $8.4 million, and so far Russia is launching an average of 100 missiles per day and last Sunday they launched 320, which means that just on missiles "alone", over $24 billion has been spent.

It was said before the invasion began that Russia had about $640 billion in bank reserves but because of the sanction involved, that only about half of that remains.

Putin cannot afford (literally) continuing this war and that does mean that something quite dramatic could happen soon as Putin will not allow himself to be humiliated by losing the war. Don't be surprised if he starts to use the weapons that will get him in even more trouble with the rest of the world.
 
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Any war is costly to wage and especially to the attacking nation. It is said (see below) that this war is costing Russia $20 billion per day. Of course, that figure is not all the costs of the war but it includes what is being lost due to the sanctions imposed and the economic impact of the war itself:

Daily cost of Ukraine war likely to exceed $20B for Russia: Study

Beyond military costs, there is fiscal pressure on Russian economy due to sanctions​


I did find one article from March 3rd (18 days ago) that stated that in the first 4 days of the invasion, it cost Russia $7 billion in the losses from the military costs alone. Imagine how much more has been lost since the war is now in the 27th day.



With all the missiles and bombs being dropped and the continuing loss of tanks, aircraft, and troops as well as the costs of supporting the war (food, supplies, equipment, etc.), the costs are exorbitant. In fact, the cost of each missile is approximately $8.4 million, and so far Russia is launching an average of 100 missiles per day and last Sunday they launched 320, which means that just on missiles "alone", over $24 billion has been spent.

It was said before the invasion began that Russia had about $640 billion in bank reserves but because of the sanction involved, that only about half of that remains.

Putin cannot afford (literally) continuing this war and that does mean that something quite dramatic could happen soon as Putin will not allow himself to be humiliated by losing the war. Don't be surprised if he starts to use the weapons that will get him in even more trouble with the rest of the world.

Moreover, without easy access to capital, he can't just produce new missiles either. They've apparently lost 10 percent of their troops. It's a staggering cost.

I'll also add that Russia is ****ing pissed at how good our intel is, and how they're able to preempt what Russia's planning to do. We're fueling paranoia from within because when intel is so accurate, it's obvious that people are leaking intel, and they're leaking intel for one main reason: they don't like Putin. And Putin, being a former KGB, absolutely knows this. He knows that people have betrayed him, and he's both scared and raging.
 

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Any war is costly to wage and especially to the attacking nation. It is said (see below) that this war is costing Russia $20 billion per day. Of course, that figure is not all the costs of the war but it includes what is being lost due to the sanctions imposed and the economic impact of the war itself:

Daily cost of Ukraine war likely to exceed $20B for Russia: Study

Beyond military costs, there is fiscal pressure on Russian economy due to sanctions​

I did find one article from March 3rd (18 days ago) that stated that in the first 4 days of the invasion, it cost Russia $7 billion in the losses from the military costs alone. Imagine how much more has been lost since the war is now in the 27th day.

With all the missiles and bombs being dropped and the continuing loss of tanks, aircraft, and troops as well as the costs of supporting the war (food, supplies, equipment, etc.), the costs are exorbitant. In fact, the cost of each missile is approximately $8.4 million, and so far Russia is launching an average of 100 missiles per day and last Sunday they launched 320, which means that just on missiles "alone", over $24 billion has been spent.

It was said before the invasion began that Russia had about $640 billion in bank reserves but because of the sanction involved, that only about half of that remains.

Putin cannot afford (literally) continuing this war and that does mean that something quite dramatic could happen soon as Putin will not allow himself to be humiliated by losing the war. Don't be surprised if he starts to use the weapons that will get him in even more trouble with the rest of the world.
Yep . . . . that's the whole idea. Make it cost too damned much. And just think how quickly this is happening. With all the resources of Russia, one might have thought we wouldn't be at this point yet for at least 2 or 3 years. It just goes to show how much the oligarchs have drained their own country. Putin's kleptocracy has left too little on the shelves to fight his war.
 
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In this day and age everything in the world gets down to economics. This world is no longer about who is militarily strong as much as who is economically strong and Russia is not even among the top 25 countries in the world.

The cost of this war are going to be devastating to Russia:

Generous estimates suggest the Russian economy could shrink by 7% next year, instead of the 2% growth that was forecast before the invasion. Others say the drop could be as much as 15%.

Such a fall would be bigger than the 1998 crash of the Russian stock markets - a major shock to an economy which has hardly seen any growth in the last decade.

and now a new problem:


I do believe that Putin and his inner group of military people have not even considered this side of the war. When balls (not intelligence) are used in making decisions, the economics of the situation are not usually at the top of the list of things to be addressed. It has been clearly stated that the oligarchs do not have much control. It is Putin and his small inner group of military people that have control.
 
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