The October 10 attack on Ukraine cost Russia about $4 billion: that's 21 million pensions, 16 million minimum wages, and 2 million "coffin payments"

By: Elena Shcherban | 11.10.2022, 23:19
The October 10 attack on Ukraine cost Russia about $4 billion: that's 21 million pensions, 16 million minimum wages, and 2 million "coffin payments"

We have already written about the consequences of Russia's massive attack on Ukrainian cities and regions on October 10: people killed and injured, buildings and infrastructure damaged. The Come Back Alive Foundation decided to calculate how much the attack cost Russia itself.

Here's What It Costs

According to Valery Zaluzhny, commander-in-chief of the AFU, the occupiers fired 84 missiles at the territory of Ukraine. According to the Air Force Command, these are Kh-101, Kh-555, Kalibr, Iskander, S-300 and Tornado missiles. And this does not take into account the large number of drones.

According to the reports of the AFU Air Force, according to Forbes and military analysts' calculations, as well as some international arms sales agreements, we know that one X-101 missile costs about $13 million, X-555 - $7.5 million, Kalibr - $6.5 million, other mentioned missiles - from $3 to $0.5 million. Thus, as volunteers have calculated, the attack in just one day on October 10 cost Russia over $3.5 - $4 billion.

The foundation estimates that this amount is roughly equal to 21 million minimum Russian pensions and 16 million minimum monthly wages in Russia. Moreover, it is 30 times higher than the "coffin payments" to the relatives of the 62,870 Russian occupiers who died in Ukraine.

"Perhaps that is why the Russian dictator Putin announced a partial mobilization in Russia: after all, one massive salvo of Russian missile troops costs more to the budget than the "coffin payments" for two million people would have cost," the Foundation Come Back Alive noted.

That said, Forbes' calculations are more modest: Journalists have counted between $400 million and $700 million dollars spent on missiles and drones. Either way, these are huge sums.

Source: Come Back Alive

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