The 11th Army Corps of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, which was supposed to be a threat to NATO's eastern flank, was transferred to the front in the Kharkiv region, where it was almost completely defeated.
This is reported by Forbes.
The publication notes that the army corps, which was stationed in the Kaliningrad region of Russia, became "cannon fodder for the Ukrainian army, which on paper was weaker than the Russian one."
"Currently, Kaliningrad is almost defenseless, and the threat that the region's troops once posed to NATO has disappeared," the publication says.
According to the publication, before the beginning of the full-scale war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, there were at least 12 thousand Russian soldiers in Kaliningrad.
About 100 T-72 tanks, several hundred armored personnel carriers, Msta-S howitzers, and BM-27 and BM-30 missiles were in service.
When things in the Russian army at the front began to deteriorate, the Kremlin mobilized the 11th army corps, transferring it by ship and plane to Belgorod, and then to Kharkiv region.
During the counteroffensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Kharkiv Oblast, tens of thousands of Russians fled, surrendered, or died on the spot.
At the same time, the 11th Army Corps suffered the most.
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces, the corps lost 200 vehicles and half of its personnel at that time.
"The deployment and subsequent destruction of the 11th Army Corps is a terrible blow for the Russian Federation in the war in Ukraine.
But the consequences spread throughout Europe.
The 11th Army Corps was supposed to defend Kaliningrad and threaten NATO's eastern front.
Now he can't do either," Forbes notes.
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