franco Sat Jun 03, 2023 3:55 pm
Some personnel numbers:
- 900,000 Russian regular operational forces at start of 2022 of which 25% would be conscript so 675,000 professionals of which about half could be used in the SVO
- 35,000 LDPR regular forces
- 300,000 mobilized Russian reserves plus another 20,000 volunteered (9,000 of the 300,000 were later sent home due to various reasons)
- 80,000 mobilized LDPR reserves (those attending higher education institutes later released)
- 70,000 volunteers present in the SVO was mentioned last fall (would assume includes Wagner forces)
- 134,000 new contractor's and volunteer's so far this year (no mention of how many from last year)
- apparently last year at first those contractors whose term was up were allowed to leave. However this was canceled by the summer for the contractor's but not the volunteer's
- minus casualties (deaths 20-25,000 plus about 4 times those wounded or) Had read about one of the field hospitals at the end of the first year anniversary and one thing stuck in my mind was that 1/6 of those treated were actually accidental injuries or illness. Understand the Ukrainian ratio is even higher. Some other information so far is that the average recovery and rehab is 3 months. Claim is that 97% of the injured are or will able to return to service (sorry but a little dubious with that one). Read last month about the Russian charity formed to help those seriously injured plus their families and they had helped over 7,000 so far.
- in addition there are the Rosgvardia and they have about 120,000 combat troops (SOBR, OMAN, Special Purpose, Special Motorized and Operational Purpose units). Suspect about 25% would be in or around the SVO at any given time.