Budanov: The Russian Federation is looking for shells for artillery and tanks all over the world
Russia is looking all over the world for Soviet-era shells for artillery, tanks and multiple launch rocket systems.
Kyrylo Budanov, chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine told about this in an interview with LIGA.net.
The aggressor country has been facing the problem of a shortage of shells since the beginning of autumn.
According to Budanov, the Russian invaders have problems with ammunition for artillery of various calibers, high-explosive incendiary for tanks and missiles for multiple launch rocket systems.
“Now the Russians are also looking all over the world for a place to buy 122 and 152 mm shells, tank high-explosive shells and rockets for the Grad MLRSs and Uragan MLRSs,” Chief of the Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said.
Kyrylo Budanov noted that there are certain countries that can help the Russians with ammunition, but according to him, in many cases they are sold through third countries.
As previously reported, at the beginning of December, Avril Haines, Director of the U.S. National Intelligence stated that the Russian invasion forces in Ukraine spent more ammunition than the defense industry could produce.
“Russia is using up ammunition “quite quickly,” prompting Moscow to look to other countries for help, including North Korea,” Haines told.
“They are not capable of indigenously producing what they are expending at this stage. So that is going to be a challenge,” she said.
As previously reported, the White House stated that the Russian Federation had turned to North Korea to obtain the necessary weapons. This, in particular, regards artillery ammunition.
Previously, the White House stated that Russian mercenaries from the so-called Wagner PMC had bought weapons from Pyongyang.
John Kirby, Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council in the White House stated that the North Korean deliveries began in November but did not affect the course of the war.
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