Monday, January 23, 2023

Russia has lost over 1,000 tanks in Putin’s war with Ukraine

On September 3, the team of researchers at the Oryx blog said Russia has lost more than 1,000 tanks since Vladimir Putin’s war began.

The Oryx Blog, run by military analysts Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans, has reported that Russia is now visually confirmed to have lost more than 1,000 tanks, 624 of which were destroyed in combat, and the rest abandoned or seized by Ukrainian Soldiers.

According to open-source-intelligence analysts who scrutinize photos and videos on social media, more than 288 Russian tanks have been captured.


Official figures provided by Ukraine’s military are higher. As of Sept. 4, Ukraine has reportedly knocked out 2,049 Russian tanks.

Ukraine also said that 236 aircraft, 206 helicopters, 15 ships/boats, 4,430 armored combat vehicles, 156 air-defense systems and 1,147 artillery units have been destroyed by its armed forces.

According to the Ukrainian military, around 49,500 Russian soldiers have been “eliminated” since Putin invaded Ukraine in late February.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it:

You can also make a donation to the Ukrainian charity fund to show your support for Ukrainian freedom, here's where to do it: Come Back Alive Foundation

Executive Editor

About this Author

Dylan Malyasov
Defense journalist and commentator. Aviation photographer. Dylan leads Defence Blog's coverage of global military news, focusing on engineering and technology across the U.S. defense industry.