Cost of War: How much Russia spending each day on war with Ukraine?

Russia spends tens of millions of dollars every day on the war with Ukraine, according to a recent study, the daily cost of the war in Ukraine could exceed $ 20 billion for Russia.

The new study by the Centre for Economic Recovery and CIVITTA and EasyBusiness found that Russia’s daily war, costs are likely to “exceed $ 20 billion” as the invasion scales.

The study found that direct losses in the first four days of the war amounted to about $7 billion, including military equipment and personnel losses.

Citing a study, CIVITTA said: “The total daily cost of war for Russia is likely to exceed $ 20-25 billion, including logistics, personnel, missile launches, etc.”

Direct loses from military action
Russia War cost in Ukraine

The direct losses from the war alone – including liquidated military equipment and casualties – cost Russia about $ 7 billion in the first five days. Human losses alone are projected at $ 2.7 billion in lost GDP in the coming years.

The direct losses of the Russian Federation as a result of hostilities in the first four days of the invasion amounted to almost $ 7 billion.

“Only direct losses from the war – including liquidated military equipment and personnel losses – cost Russia about $ 7 billion in the first five days. According to forecasts, human losses alone amount to $ 2.7 billion in lost GDP in the coming years.”

In recent weeks, the Russian Army has been carrying out significant offensives in eastern Ukraine, with the aim of having “total control” over the territory. After failing to take the capital Kyiv, Russian forces advanced towards the Donbas region, where several villages were taken. But according to Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych, the invading troops also suffered from the operation.

“We have serious losses, but the Russians’ losses are much, much greater… They have colossal losses,” said the adviser.

Western officials said on Friday that Russia was suffering fewer casualties after scaling back its invasion, but the numbers were still “very high”. According to a US defence official, Russia is days behind in its military operations in the east, and the stalemate in the Donbas region will be a potential “knife fight”.

Last Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that Moscow troops had driven the Ukrainian army out of villages in the northeastern region of Kharkiv, and gained control over Zarichne and Novotoshkivske in Donetsk.

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The offensive to control both southern Ukraine and Donbas, where pro-Russian separatists are concentrated, aims to create a land corridor connecting Russia to Crimea, a peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014 and would give Russian forces access to Transnistria, a breakaway state in Moldova, where a contingent of Russian forces has been stationed since the early 1990s.

According to the governor of Donbas, Pavlo Kyrylenko, Russian forces “continue to deliberately fire on civilians and destroy critical infrastructure”.

The statement follows a string of allegations about possible war crimes. This week, Ukrainian authorities denounced the existence of an alleged concentration camp in Kharkiv, northeast of the country, according to the Ukrainian media outlet Kyiv Independent.

  • U.S. military expert Robert Farley has said that one day of war with Ukraine costs Russia at least $ 500 million.
  • Surprisingly, the Russian state media quotes even more than the cost of one day of “special operation”. (part of the Russia Today holding) reports a figure of 20 billion dollars (1.4 trillion rubles), stating, however, that these are not official figures, but their own calculations.
  • Other sources also cite $ 20 billion, according to a study by the Center for Economic Recovery and EasyBusiness and Civitta.
  • Meanwhile, Novaya Gazeta’s data department, without naming the exact amount spent, assessed Russia’s daily budget spending on the war differently.
  • Journalists used data on the cost of a “special operation” in Syria ($ 2.4 million a day) and compared the forces involved in both wars. The Russian contingent in Syria was 1,600; there were at least 149 thousand people in Ukraine.

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