Russian equipment losses in Ukraine are thought to be so high that it will be difficult to find replacements as Moscow draws down on its vast stores of Soviet-era vehicles.

That assessment by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) on Wednesday follows reports on how satellite imagery had shown the extent of depletion of Russian military vehicles in storage facilities over the course of the war in Ukraine.

Open-source intelligence X account Jompy, which tracks Russian military depots, posted on May 6 that Russian stores of armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) had decreased by nearly a third (32 percent) compared with prewar levels—down from 15,152 in 2021 to 10,389, a loss of 4,763.