Not to mention, they had to withdraw from the entirety of the Kyiv region, the entirety of the Kharkiv region and the majority of the Kherson region because they overextended and were getting massacred, while they they ran out of supplies due to horrendous logistics. Yes, they're doing better during their current offensive in the South, but that's because they consolidated the remains of their entire initial invading force, emptied their prisons and got Wagner into the fight as well. They've now focused all of their resources on a single region and they've making progress as a snail's pace, vs a Ukrainian Military that is only going to get stronger, rather than weaker, as Western Brigades and Battalions of heavy equipment arrive en masse, used my troops trained by NATO, across Europe.All those weapons were game changers, which is why Russia has lost more than 1500 tanks and most of its professional fighting force, VDV does not even exist anymore, Moskva is on the bottom of the Black Sea and HIMARS continue to target Russian supply lines deep behind enemy lines, with Russia unable to even destroy a single HIMARS, but no no, Russia is definitely winning this war LOL
Also... There is a dirty little secret that Russia doesn't want people to know. They can't keep up this pace of artillery ammunition usage, especially as Ukraine uses their HIMARS systems to selectively destroy Russian stockpiles, hastening the rate at which the artillery shells are burned through. Russia was using approximately 20,000 artillery shells per day earlier in the war. That pace has now dropped to 5000-7000 shells per day, in an attempt to spare ammunition, as they were using it at a pace that far out stripped Russian manufacturing capability.