Putin’s Death Cult Prepares for Huge Casualties in the Coming Days

Wes O'Donnell
3 min readFeb 7
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The Russian army just suffered the deadliest 24 hours since the start of the war. According to Ukraine, 1,030 Russians were killed yesterday as Moscow continues to throw thousands of freshly mobilized soldiers into the meat grinder.

This brings the Russian death toll to 133,190.

As Russia prepares for a much larger offensive in the coming days, expect to see these casualty numbers soar.

What is Russia getting in return for its human wave-style tactics?

Not much.

In an intelligence update given on Tuesday, the UK Ministry of Defense said Russian forces have “only managed to gain several hundred meters of territory per week,” because the Kremlin “now lacks the munitions and maneuver units required for successful offensives.”

Russian field commanders have been tasked with the impossible.

At this moment, they are likely trying to figure out how to achieve the Kremlin’s goals of a renewed major offensive with undermanned, inexperienced units.

It’s an unenviable position for any military officer.

It’s also a shocking sight for many in the West who have become sensitive to military losses. When even one U.S. soldier, Marine, or airman loses their life in combat or training, it makes the news.

The U.S. hasn’t seen this particular offensive infantry tactic since the Korean War, where Chinese soldiers from the People’s Volunteer Army (PVA) would assault at night in large numbers, in an attempt to shock and overwhelm the Americans.

But even back then, this type of assault was exceedingly rare. Media of the day commonly used the words “human wave” to convey the image that the Chinese didn’t value their soldiers’ lives.

But in Ukraine, this is very much the reality. The Kremlin will happily trade lives for a few meters of ground.

Wes O'Donnell

Army & Air Force Veteran | Global Security Wonk for War is Boring, GEN, OneZero, Soldier of Fortune | Law Student | TEDx Speaker | Founder of Warrior Lodge