The Times: Putin’s aggression ‘has set Russia back 30 years’

President Putin has weakened the Russian economy and military to such an extent that it may take up to 30 years for the country to recover its superpower status, western officials believe, Report informs quoting from The Times.

More than 100,000 Russian soldiers have died in Ukraine, while the Kremlin has spent a quarter of its annual budget on the war.

Kyiv has succeeded in destroying half of Russia’s tanks, while Moscow has rapidly used up its stockpile of missiles, ammunition, and shells. One senior British government source told The Times that it could take Russia between 20 and 30 years to rebuild its economic and military strength.

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