art wrote:A nearly one-to-one killed-to-wounded ratio—one to three is normal—speaks to the collapse of Russian leadership ... and to the cold. Wounded troops, lying exposed to the elements, are dying before anyone bothers to rescue them.
Expect many, many more Russians to freeze to death as the weather gets worse. As the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, D.C. noted on Saturday, temperatures are forecasted to drop throughout Ukraine over the next week.
If the writer is correct in saying that wounded Russian troops are not being rescued and are subsequently dying from exposure, it looks like things are going to get a lot worse for them with intense fighting in the east and 'human wave' tactics presumably leading to higher casualty rates than normal.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2 ... n-ukraine/
russian tac-med is reportedly an atrocity. Well-publicized videos of mobiks, being told by a caring but powerless official, to go load up on Tampax, to be able to close bullet wounds, are an illustration.
Ukrainian military are doing online "unpackage" of captured kit from time to time. They are gleeful when they grab guns or ammo, but very contemptuous, to the point of disbelieving laughs, when opening Russian medical kits. Tourniquets that don't work are among top contenders for the first nervous laugh on these videos. Fellas who saw battle and casualties, are probably trying to figure out, if they could rescue their wounded, if they had these medikits, and that's where nervous laugh comes from...
I wouldn't be surprised if this problem has consequences in casualty ratios.