Russia Has Lost 10,000 Soldiers: What’s next?

Adebayo Adeniran
3 min readMar 22, 2022

Is this the mark of a victor and could it lead to greater catastrophe for humankind?

Russian Soldiers by Steve Harvey on Unsplash

When the story of the Russian war in Ukraine is written, huge amounts of material will be devoted to the extraordinary courage and spirit of the Ukrainian people, in standing up to the Russian aggressor and refusing to give in, when it seemed like the easiest thing to do.

In Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian people have unearthed the unlikeliest of heroes, thrust into the most extraordinary circumstances, not of his choosing but of providence.

As I wrote in a previous article, if all you knew about geopolitics was what you read from the prominent writers here or elsewhere, you would be forgiven for thinking that victory was inevitable for the Russian bear, owing to the might of its resources and its ability to use these resources to its advantage.

But the reality on ground is obstinately resistant to what Putin and his useful idiots, here in the west, would have you believe.

And what exactly is this reality?

10,000 Russian soldiers dead, since the invasion began three weeks ago.

Yes, it is true that civilians have been deliberately targeted and great numbers of women and children have been killed in Putin’s quest for total dominance of its former colony.

Yes it is true that the Ukrainian war has triggered a huge refugee crisis across the continent, with Britain acting quite disgracefully in taking very little in, thus far.

But what we must appreciate is the incontrovertible fact that 10,000 dead Russian soldiers tell its own story; of Russian incompetence, the underestimation of the Ukrainian people, low morale among the invading soldiers and fast depleting resources needed to guarantee victory for Putin.

And what could happen moving forward?

It is clear that Ukraine is receiving covert external logistic and technological support, which have been incredibly helpful in neutralizing the Russian bear, but my concern is that Putin could resort to using chemical weapons on ordinary civilians.

And the use of chemical weapons at this point in time could become the game changer.

Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible