That is according to a latest the U.K. Defense Ministry’s Defense Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine.
"In recent weeks, Russian artillery ammunition shortages have likely worsened to the extent that extremely punitive shell-rationing is in force on many parts of the front. This has almost certainly been a key reason why no Russian formation has recently been able to generate operationally significant offensive action," the update reads.
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As the U.K. Defense Defense Intelligence estimates, russia has almost certainly already resorted to issuing old munitions stock which were previously categorised as unfit for use.
The russian federation do not stop trying to increase the production of weapons and military equipment, which does not keep up with the Kremlin’s needs
"A presidential decree of 03 March 2023 laid down measures for the Ministry of Trade and Industry to bypass the authority of the managers of defense industries who fail to meet their production goals. Russia is increasingly applying the principles of a command economy to its military industrial complex because it recognises that its defence manufacturing capacity is a key vulnerability in the increasingly attritional ‘special military operation’," the intelligence update concludes.
As Defense Express reported, Russian Representatives of the Ministry of Defense to Be Imprisoned For the Disruption of State Orders.
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