​Sanctions are Working: Russia Failing to Restore Combat Capability of Units Withdrawn from Ukraine

The russians are forced to supply equipment and armaments produced in 1950s-1960s
The russians are forced to supply equipment and armaments produced in 1950s-1960s

The Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine states that due to the significant decline of the russian defense industry as a result of sanctions imposed, russia is unable to fully restore the combat capability of military units withdrawn from Ukraine

"The consequence of economic sanctions imposed by the world's leading powers on the aggressor power is a significant decline in russia's military-industrial complex. Having lost much of its military and technical potential during the war in Ukraine, the russians are forced to supply equipment and armaments produced in 1950s-1960s," the defense intelligence reported.

Destroyed enemy tank T-72B3, illustrative photo, Defense Express
Destroyed enemy tank T-72B3, illustrative photo: According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Defense Forces of Ukraine as of May 11 have destroyed 1,187 Russian tanks

However, as noted, the situation does not hold the Kremlin leadership back as it doesn’t care about its “cannon fodder.”

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“There will always be something that’s been rusting in depots for decades and that even third-world countries didn’t wish to buy at the time,” the statement reads.

the russians are forced to supply equipment and armaments produced in 1950s-1960s, Defense Express
the russians are forced to supply equipment and armaments produced in 1950s-1960s

The military intelligence reports that for the most part, there are issues with even delivering the equipment from long-term storage depots to the relevant units. However, local commanders are forced to report that they are fully equipped and ready for combat.

According to the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, over April, the following armaments were removed from the storage bases across russia: 28 Akatsi self-propelled howitzers (from the 94th arsenal (Omsk); 15 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers, five Akatsia self-propelled howitzers, and 20 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers (from the arsenal in Gagarinskiy, Sverdlovsk region); 15 Uragan MLR systems and 11 Tochka-U tactical missile launchers (from the 109th arsenal (Batareyna, Irkutsk region).

Tactical Operational Missile Complex "Tochka U" / Open source photo

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In addition, russia’s combat capability is being restored including with weapons and military equipment removed from depot of the 239th Mobilization Deployment Center (Boguchar).

"Now the rusty and rotten military-technical echo of the Kremlin's 'great past' is becoming the basis of russia's 'present,'" the military intelligence agency added.

Akasia self-propelled gun, Defense Express
Akasia self-propelled gun / Open source photo

As Defense Express reported earlier, the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine published a pretty interesting report, that on the night of April 22-23, the Armed Forces of Ukraine struck at enemy positions near Novobakhmutka in the Donetsk Oblast giving a hint thatit could be modern US M270 or HIMARS systems in Ukraine and they were eliminating russians.

Find more details on the theme in a publication by Defense Express:

Modern US M270 or HIMARS Already Destroys russians, Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence Gives a Hint

M142 HIMARS might be in Ukraine already, Defense Express
M142 HIMARS might be in Ukraine already
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