Russia has run out of ammunition! Being forced to attack with 40 year old weapons2 min read
Russia is turning to decades-old ammunition with high failure rates
US accuses Russia of taking weapons from Iran and North Korea due to shortage of military weapons
Senior US military official assesses Russia will run out of ammunition by early 2023
moscow, Russia, which has been at war with Ukraine for ten months, has now been forced to turn to decades-old ammunition. A senior US military official said on Monday that Russia is turning to decades-old ammunition with a high failure rate because it now has very few supplies left, according to a report by news agency Reuters. The official said on condition of anonymity that they (Russia’s) have been re-prepared with stockpiles of old ammunition, indicating that they are willing to use that old ammunition, of which Some were originally made over 40 years ago.
Even before this, due to the shortage of military weapons, the United States accused Russia of taking weapons from Iran and North Korea for more firepower. A senior US military official assessed that Russia would use up its entire serviceable stock of ammunition by early 2023 if it did not resort to foreign suppliers and old stockpiles.
The official said that the US assesses that the way Russia is using its artillery and rocket ammunition, they could probably be exhausted by the beginning of 2023. The official said that there is a risk in using old ammunition. In other words, the problem of fire and explosion is very common in these. At the same time, US and Ukraine officials say that Iran has transferred drones to Russia for use in Ukraine. Moscow is also attempting to obtain hundreds of ballistic missiles from Iran and in return is providing Tehran with an unprecedented level of military and technical assistance.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : December 13, 2022, 15:02 IST