British intelligence explains why Russia paused in missile attacks on Ukraine
The fleet of long-range heavy bombers of the Russian Air Force has not launched cruise missiles against Ukraine for more than a month
The UK Ministry of Defence reported the information.
It noted that this is the longest break since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
According to intelligence, while Russia can still use other strike capabilities, long-range aviation has been the main method for accurate strikes. Russia may have needed to reduce the frequency of its strikes to replenish its stockpile of Kh-101/Kh-102 cruise missiles.
"Russia will likely use any recently produced inventory LRA munitions to strike Ukrainian energy infrastructure over the winter. Russia will highly likely continue to supplement any such campaign with Iranian-designed one-way attack uncrewed aerial vehicle attacks," the intelligence added.
Earlier, British intelligence said the Russian army is stockpiling missiles for massive winter strikes on Ukraine's critical infrastructure.