Ammunition shortage again.. Russia hits Ukraine with ‘ballistic missiles’

On the impact of recent developments on the ground, with the passage of 9 months since the Russian military operation in Ukraine, a senior US military official pointed out that Moscow appears to be forced to use old artillery shells, due to the dwindling size of its stockpiles of modern ammunition.

The senior Pentagon official told reporters on condition of anonymity on Monday that Russia’s stockpiles of modern munitions are rapidly dwindling and may not be sufficient until early next year if its forces continue to bomb the country. ‘Ukraine at the current rate.

“Bag Shells”

He also added that this is probably what forces them to use shells considered “obsolete”.

He pointed out that this obsolete ammunition means, in other words, insert the shell into the cannon in the hope that it will explode or explode when it falls.

These statements coincided with recent attacks by Russia on infrastructure in Ukraine in the recent past, and weeks after US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed in November that Russian forces were suffering from an ammunition stockpile shortage, considering the reason for this shortage to be logistical issues and the shelling of Russian ammunition by Ukrainian forces.

Russia has required employees of the munitions factory to work overtime

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The opinion of Great Britain is identical and the Russian denial

America is not alone in this view, as the British military has also warned that Russia is running out of precision-guided munitions, stressing that this means that Moscow will increasingly resort to the use of inaccurate missiles and bombs, which could cause large-scale destruction.

West warns of running out of Russian ammunition

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While Moscow has repeatedly responded that it has precision-guided missiles and sufficient ammunition to carry out all the tasks assigned to its armed forces.

Interestingly, the Russian military operation, launched on February 24, required an unprecedented security alert in Europe, while all Western countries have joined forces to support Ukraine with weapons and humanitarian aid.

The West has imposed harsh and painful sanctions on the Russians, hitting many sectors, companies and banks, which, according to Western reports, can affect the production of weapons or the availability of spare parts for military vehicles and aircraft.

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