Expert provides pessimistic evaluation of Ukraine's military capabilities
A military expert, Ivan Stupak, expressed concern about Ukraine's current lack of significant military-industrial strength to independently confront Russia
Stupak stated it on Espreso TV channel.
He explained, "I usually aim for optimism regarding the development of our military-industrial complex. Unfortunately, at present, we lack the production capacity to stand against the Russians. It's challenging to be optimistic about our military-industrial complex's growth. The Russians face challenges too, especially in their economy and with their people. While not critical, they do have problems."
Stupak stressed the crucial need for a balanced power dynamic in the ongoing conflict.
"The outcome of this war depends on which side utilizes time effectively. I always stress the importance of power balance. If we can produce our own missiles with a range of hundreds of kilometers, it would genuinely balance the power in this war. It would also deter the Russians from planning new operations," he added.
- Furthermore, on November 6, Herman Smetanin, the general director of Ukroboronprom, reported the initiation of mass production for a new kamikaze drone in Ukraine, capable of covering distances up to 1,000 kilometers.
- On November 16, Oleksandr Kamyshin, the Minister of Strategic Industries, announced the commencement of mass production for domestic equivalents of the Shahed drone with dozens being produced monthly.