The Russian Federation is already using a strategic stockpile of some types of weapons, thus sending part of the missiles for strikes on Ukraine directly from factory lines.
This was reported by the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry, according to Ukrinform.
"As per Ukraine’s defense intelligence, the enemy is already using a strategic reserve of some types of weapons, as well as missiles manufactured this year, including in August. This suggests that some missiles being launched come directly from the assembly line. It depends on production capacities, how long they are going to launch them. Indeed, the stocks shrank compared to the pre-war period. But, unfortunately, the Russian Federation, due to the fact that it circumvents economic sanctions, is still able to produce a certain number of cruise missiles and other weapons that are used against our country," said the intelligence spokesman, Vadym Skibitskyi.
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It is noted that throughout the past two months, Russia was exporting 122 mm and 152 mm artillery ammunition from Belarus. In addition, according to intelligence reports, Russia is in talks with other countries regarding the supply of ammunition and rockets for the Smerch and Uragan MLR systems amid the current shortage. Russia is also negotiating with Iran on the issue of the replenishment of ballistic missile stocks.
Skibitskyi added that there are relevant draft agreements prepared between these countries, but to date no new supplies of such weapons have not been recorded.
As reported by the British Defense Ministry, after massive attacks on Ukraine, Russia has almost exhausted the current stocks of Iranian-made attack drones.