January 29, 2023
AFP

KEY POINTS

  • Kyrylo Budanov famous that Russia’s missile reserves are at the moment at crucial ranges
  • A Ukrainian infographic revealed in November recommended that Russia has loads of shares of solely three sorts of missiles
  • Iran has not but equipped Russia with drones for the reason that begin of December

The Russian military should have sufficient provides of missiles to launch extra waves of large-scale assaults on Ukraine, a Ukrainian intelligence chief mentioned Tuesday.

Nevertheless, Kyrylo Budanov, chief of the Fundamental Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Protection, mentioned that Russia’s reserves of high-precision weapons would “attain zero” in the event that they launch extra large-scale missile assaults, including that the Russian military’s reserves are at the moment at crucial ranges.

“The truth is, the reserves of high-precision weapons within the Russian Federation are already operating low. They’ve lengthy since reached a crucial minimal. Nevertheless, as we are able to see, they’ve determined to go all the way in which, that’s, attain zero. Which, in precept, may be very unhealthy for the Russian Federation itself. The navy there is aware of about this drawback,” Budanov mentioned throughout a nationwide joint 24/7 newscast, as quoted by Ukrainska Pravda.

“In actuality, they nonetheless have [missiles] for a number of large-scale assaults, and they’ll attain the underside of the barrel.”

It’s unclear what number of missiles Russia nonetheless has in its reserves. Nevertheless, a Ukrainian infographic report recommended that, as of Nov. 18, a minimum of 50% of Moscow’s X-101 and X-555 cruise missiles, 41% of X-35 anti-ship missiles, 37% of Kalibr cruise and 32% of X-22 and X-32 cruise missiles have already been used within the warfare.

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As per the infographic, solely the 3M55 Onyx anti-ship missiles, anti-aircraft guided missiles for the S-300 SAM system and the hypersonic KH-47M2 “Kinzhal” missiles have loads of reserves left.

Just a few of Russia’s missiles are being reproduced, together with the Iskander, Kalibr, X-101, X-35 and KH-47M2 “Kinzhal” missiles.

Moreover, Mykhailo Podolyak, who serves because the adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, instructed The Guardian that Iran has but to provide Russia with a single ballistic missile for the reason that starting of December resulting from diplomatic strain and political turmoil.

Iran had beforehand equipped Russia with 2,400 drones, lots of which had been utilized in assaults on Kyiv and Zaporizhzhia. However whereas Moscow’s shares of Iranian drones are “virtually exhausted,” Podolyak mentioned Iran had transferred the know-how to Russia, which suggests Moscow can manufacture extra drones.

The military stalemate in Ukraine has heightened fears Russia might resort to using its nuclear arsenal
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