Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin

We do want to make it harder for Russia to threaten its neighbors, and leave them less able to do that.
Now, if you look at what's transpired here in this 62 days or so that Ukraine and Russia have been involved in this struggle here, Russia has -- in terms of its land forces, their land forces have been attrited in a very significant way -- casualties are pretty substantial, they've lost a lot of equipment, they've used a lot of precision-guided munitions, they've lost a major surface combatant. And so they are, in fact, in terms of military capability, weaker than when this started.
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's remarks during a news conference on APRIL 26, 2022 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany

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