US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austincommented on the problems with artillery ammunition The Russian military has something that it exposed a week ago.
and he is Logistics This is one of the main problems Moscow is facing, especially since Ukraine has been attacking factories and affecting Russian defense bases.
According to a US official, Moscow’s supply of new ammunition is “rapidly dwindling” and will only last until early 2023 if its forces continue to fire at their current rates.
situation” is probably forcing them to escalate their use of ammunition to what we would consider to be in a derelict situation. In other words, you load ammunition, cross your fingers and trust that it will go off , or if it falls it will explode”, something that has already happened to a battalion of paratroopers when all the equipment does not work as it should.
Washington has accused the Kremlin of turning to countries such as Iran to support its war effort, a move that has been denied by both countries but remains in place. iranian drone Used.
Along these lines, as explained in John Kirby, spokesman for the US National Security Council, Moscow would be interested in supplying Iran with “sophisticated equipment” such as helicopters, air defense systems and fighter jets in return for Iranian support in joint production of aircraft in Russia.
They assure from Washington Iran will agree to sell “hundreds of ballistic missileFor Russia in its offensive in Ukraine, a way to make all the actions of its infantry more effective.
The latest weapons purchases from Iran included more drones and new short-range ballistic missiles. Fateh-110 and Jolfghar SRBM,
according to him Major General of the Ukrainian Army Kirill Budanov“There is a serious danger because Iranian missiles, unlike Russian ones, are quiet high precision, very high speed And those characteristics have been tested in other conflicts”,
Discourses similar to obsolete material or in very poor condition declared reservists called up a few weeks earlier. They reported that they were facing the war without defense material, neither warm clothing nor military clothing for use in active conflict. without forgetting in between emergency supplies that was given to them, there was nothing up-to-date to stop the bleeding or to try to stay alive at a critical moment while waiting for help.
Putin acknowledges the bad state of weapons
According to a transcript of his words officially published by the Kremlin a month ago, Putin may have acknowledged that his army would not be as well trained and armed. “We must listen to those who use it and understand how this device works and whether it is suitable for its intended purpose,” Putin said. “Weapons require constant and uninterrupted upgrades and improvements to remain effective”He added at a videoconference meeting with members of the Government Coordination Council on the needs of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, held on 2 November.
According to Western estimates in Ukraine, Russian missiles are flawed Which prevents them from hitting the target 60% to 70% of the time.