According to the command, almost 50% of Russian ammunition from new batches arrive rusty. In addition, they are delivered from remote regions of the Russian Federation, which takes more time.
Russian troops have almost used the entire stock of artillery ammunition that was stored in warehouses in central Russia. In the context of the active conduct of hostilities in the war in Ukraine and the poor condition of shells, the Russians may face a shortage in 2-3 months. This was announced by the General Staff in the morning report for March 9.
According to the command, the occupiers began to transport rockets to artillery to the occupied territories of Ukraine already from other regions of Russia. As a result, the delivery of military cargo takes longer.
In addition, new batches consist of poor quality shells. This is due to improper storage and violation of the rules and standards of service. Nearly 50% of ammunition has visible signs of rust damage.
“In the context of intensive combat operations and the current unsatisfactory state of ammunition, one should expect a shortage of them in the artillery units of the Russian army over the next 2-3 months,” the General Staff noted.
Recall that on March 8, the NYT reported that the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine need more ammunition per day than manufacturers are able to produce. Therefore, the West is looking for options on how to expand production.
On March 3, the FT wrote that Ukraine would receive scarce ammunition this month. According to journalists, the EU agreed to the supply of shells from its stocks after Brussels offered to reimburse them for their expenses.
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