How much has Russia’s war cost Putin? Devastating impact of sanctions broken down

Researchers estimated direct losses from liquidated military equipment and total casualties at the time – which Russia insisted were close to 5,000 – cost $7 billion in the first five days.

Now, funding its military campaign is costing the country nearly $1 billion per day.

Calculations from SOFREP, a US-based military culture publication, have put Russian military expenditure at $900 million.

The figure includes soldiers’ pay, their equipment, repairs, assault vehicles and artillery.