Yabut.. he's running at an average of $900 million US every DAY.. over 70 BILLION USD so far.. out of RUSSIA's pocket? Not-even China is helping with weapons OR money.
Ukraine is funded by the whole free world by contrast..?
Annnnnd "intel" sez Putin "budgeted" for fifty thousand DEAD Russians.
Ukraine has only delivered just over HALF that figure, will need another 45 days to hit fifty thou once the June counter offensive hits high-gear.
See the top banner:
The red figure to the right of each category is already included. It is the ADDITION, previous 24 hours.
.. plus 'already..' - probably.. ('coz that's how the statistics run...) for each combatant confirmed killed, 3 more are out of the fight:
- 25 thou Rus wounded too badly to EVER see combat again -> 50 thou target.
- 25 thou who MAY do.. long recovery wounds -> 50 thou target
- 25 thou with but minor wounds who assuredly WILL do -> 50 thou target.. if they do not mutiny or scarper.
Leave it run its course. 200 thousand fewer Orcs is not a bad thing.
Eight years into a war, Ukraine is "owed" revenge, and they will HAVE it.
Putin's ammo and armaments are meant to be used-up ... troops as well..  ..so Russia is no longer a threat to ANYBODY.
Hopefully.. not even themselves.. but why would anyone care, 'karma' being a bitch and all...?
 Putin's Orc's lost 400 dead 7 May. Many "still in the wrapper" ... inside of AFV's rendered into flaming scrap. The average .. so far .. HAD been only about 350 per day.
And Ukraine is only getting started. Ukraine's government estimates they already have 5.2 million souls who qualify as 'veterans'. And climbing, what with 44+ million folks to draw from.
Not directly, I assume that the Chinese are buying more energy (gas/crude) from Russia, probably at deep discounts, now the Russkies are getting desperate. So Vlad still getting his skim, and the Chinese are getting cheap energy.
In addition, why send weapons, especially weapons systems to the conflict to see them fail? I would think China is watching and learning. Improving battlefield comms so they don't have to rely on cell phones to communicate. Improve tank defenses against drones etc etc
One not surprising problem the Russkies have had is the poor maintenece of their equipment. Old tires on trucks that disentigrate because their way past their usefull life, lack of spares for transport and fighting vehicles. etc. All due to corruption.
Corruption not being unknown in China, their probably reviewing just how their combat readiness is. When they invade Taiwan, they'll have learnt from Russias experience in the Ukraine.