Russia, once considered to be a huge threat in their drive to invade Ukraine, is allegedly dealing with bigger setbacks with each passing day.

The latest on Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine has reportedly not gone so well and most have been attributed to the ill-prepared machinery that the troops under Russian leader Vladimir Putin have.

According to source intelligence website Oryx via a report by CNN, the military forces of Putin saw at least 338 pieces of important military hardware destroyed. This includes fighter jets, tanks and trucks among others.

Ukraine has held its own against Russia, fending off attacks and has found ways to reclaim territories once taken over by Russian forces. Further, the top military commanders of Ukraine claimed Sunday that more than 3,000 square kilometers of territory had been retaken by his country's forces since the beginning of September.

The outlet also added how Putin’s troops are fleeing east to the Russian border in whatever transport they can find, even taking cars from the civilian population in the areas they had captured since the start of the war in February.

The turn of events is attributed to the fact that Moscow has dealt with poor and inflexible leadership, sour troop morale, inadequate logistics and hardware beset by maintenance issues. These have been notable since the early stages of the war that started seven months ago.

However, it was exposed by the Ukraine military that the Russian military had a hollow core - including tanks that were easy prey for Ukrainian ground troops and trucks that didn't have the right tires to traverse Ukraine's landscape

"Several days after we encircled Kherson many of us did not have any food, water or sleeping sacks," Pavel Filatyev, a Russian paratrooper, said. "Because it was very cold at night, we couldn't even sleep. We would find some rubbish, some rags, just to wrap ourselves to keep warm."

"All of our weapons are from the times of Afghanistan," where Russian forces fought from 1979 to 1989, he added.

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(RUSSIA OUT) Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum, on September 7, 2022 in Vladivostok, Russia. About 5000 participants from 47 countries, including Russian President Putin, have arrived to the Russky Island in Russian Far-Eastern city of Vladivostok to take part in the forum. Photo by Contributor/Getty Images

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