VLADIMIR Putin has the blood of 100,000 Russian soldiers on his hands as the somber milestone was reached today, 10 months after the doomed invasion of Russia.
But experts have said Mad Vlad would like to send a million Russians into the slaughter in his desperate bid for victory in Ukraine.
Ukrainian officials have accurately recorded the war’s death toll – and today claimed Putin’s total number of men was 100,400.
As the war reaches day 302, this means Vlad has been losing an average of 332 soldiers per day since February.
It is a military failure of staggering proportions, with ill-trained and ill-equipped soldiers being sent to their deaths in muddy trenches.
Putin’s military death toll is already more than six times greater than Soviet casualties in Afghanistan and 20 times greater than US casualties in Iraq.
And while the figures released by the Ukrainian military are not independently verified, experts agree that Putin’s failures have been exposed to a staggering degree.
However, analysts have warned that the war could now enter a bloody new phase – and Putin will not stop.
Mad Vlad has exhausted all of his conventional options, but he can’t afford to lose.
And with his regime more isolated than ever, experts have warned that Putin’s only alternative to sending more troops into Ukraine’s “meat grinder” will be to resort to nuclear weapons.
But even if Vlad were to unleash his nuclear arsenal, his doomed regime could still collapse in the next year.
However, if nothing is done to stop Putin, insiders say the war in Ukraine could drag on for another decade.
And along with the more than 100,000 casualties, Putin has also seen a staggering amount of weapons and vehicles destroyed or lost in Ukraine.
Kremlin forces have seen more than 3,000 tanks, 16 warships and 283 aircraft destroyed, a disastrous result for the regime.
The leadership doesn’t care if a million Russians die
Images of abandoned or burnt-out Russian vehicles lying wrecked in Ukraine’s muddy fields have become commonplace.
Speaking to The Sun Online, US-based Russia expert Olga Lautman of the Center for European Policy Analysis said Putin’s position, both domestically and internationally, has weakened much over the past six months.
“The war exposed the Russian military for what it is on the world stage,” she said.
“They are disorganized, have no unity and are being torn apart by infighting between the likes of the Department of Defense and the Wagner Group.”
However, she pointed out that the Russian people “either ignored or supported” Putin’s genocide until he ordered the mobilization.
Since then, about 750,000 Russians are said to have fled the country, with surreal images showing people being taken off the streets and taken to recruitment centers.
But OIga said the Moscow regime will not be affected by the rising death toll.
“The leadership doesn’t care if a million Russians die,” she said.
“Look at their WWII commemoration, they are proud that so many millions of Russians were sacrificed.”
Yuri Felshtinsky, co-author of the book Blowing Up Russia with the late Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, agrees with this assessment.
The US-based Russia expert, who was forced to leave his country, said Putin has responded to his faltering invasion by changing the goalposts of the war.
Russia has seen enormous casualties in wars in the past.
But Yuri warns that the death toll alone won’t overthrow Putin.
Instead, he says, the greater the Russian losses, the more important the war becomes.
He cites the example of World War II, known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War.
“Historically, the cost of living in Russia is very low.
Its importance to Russia is often highlighted based on the scale of the sacrifices made by the Russian nation.
“If Putin accepts his defeat, he will probably be expelled from the Kremlin,” he said.
“For the war to end, Russia must feel this,” he added.
“Russia will feel the war when Ukraine starts firing on Russian territory.
“Then the war will end very quickly, just as the Soviet-Afghan war ended.
“The West is afraid of provoking a nuclear strike and is trying to be careful.”
He also warned that Russia is likely to fire its nuclear weapons from Belarus instead of Russian territory to reduce the risk of a retaliatory strike.
It is believed that Vlad thought he could have rolled over Ukraine in days – but he ended up enduring a long, bloody battle in the trenches.
Russia’s advances have been set back by a valiant effort by heroic Ukrainians, backed by the West.
And now the supposedly ailing 70-year-old’s future is believed to be tied to the success or failure of his invasion.
Putin vowed yesterday to continue fighting – claiming they would use combat experience to bolster their troops.
It comes as his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky flew to Washington DC for a summit with Joe Biden.
The trip would be Zelenskyy’s first known trip abroad since the Russian invasion on February 24.
And he secured a massive £1.5 billion military aid package to help fight Russia.
Olga said that peace in Ukraine looks like “Russia packs up its military and goes home and unoccupies all Ukrainian territory, including Crimea and Donbass”.
She continued: “If someone comes into your house and starts hitting you, the only way to stop it is for either you to give up your house or for them to leave. The responsibility for the handover lies directly with Russia.”
However, she warned that “this will not happen under Putin”.
She continued: “If his regime collapses and there is a new face in the Kremlin who wants to make amends, then there can be short-term changes, but ultimately not a long-term retreat.”
Putin had foolishly expected to overrun Ukraine and welcome its soldiers as “liberators” – but they faced stiff resistance.
Cities and territories captured at the beginning of the war in late February are now being recaptured by the Ukrainians.
The West is heavily supporting Kyiv – equipping them with the weapons they need to defeat Russia.
Ukraine’s recent advances have opened the gateway to Crimea, the territory illegally seized by Russia in 2014.
And returning the peninsula to Ukrainian hands would be an unprecedented failure for Putin.
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