Russian troops are running out of high-precision weapons, said Vadim Skibitsky, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry’s Central Intelligence Agency, in an interview with Radio Liberty of Crimea.
According to Skimicki, if in the first two months of the full-scale invasion the bombing was chaotic, then later the situation changed.
“It simply came to our notice then. According to our data, if we talk about high-precision weapons, about 60 percent of the stock has already been used. For some species, even more – 70%. “There are relevant regulatory requirements for the threshold level that must be maintained in the military, and for Iskander himself, this threshold level is almost reached,” he said.
At the same time, Russia cannot replenish its reserves as quickly as the Soviet Union, the intelligence official added.
“They do not have such a capacity and the rapid production of high-precision weapons, especially economic sanctions, political sanctions imposed on Russia, do not now allow the active, large-scale use of foreign-made components.”
As a result, Russian troops began withdrawing from Soviet-era storage missiles, the military said.
According to Skibitsky, Russia disarmed the Point-U missile in 2018 going to Iskander. He also pointed out that in some cases old missiles do not reach their targets, falling into the “naked field”.
With this in mind, Russian troops have changed their tactics to use high-precision weapons.
“They have a deficit, they no longer carry out active hostilities using high-precision weapons. They changed the tactics of using such weapons. If previously two or four missiles were used in the object, now the object is clearly selected, the target is from eight to 12 missiles of different forms. Either ballistic or surface-to-air missiles or naval cruise missiles in order to be ready to hit this target. “We are seeing changes and we understand that the resource of high-precision weapons, high-precision ammunition in Russia is at this extreme level,” he concluded.
On the eve of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in his speech expressed confidence that Russia your rocket ammunition.
lasts from the morning of February 24th. Russian troops have carried out airstrikes on key military and civilian infrastructure, destroying airports, military units, oil depots, gas stations, churches, schools and hospitals.
Russia, despite numerous testimonies, says it does not shoot at civilians in Ukraine.
source: radio svoboda