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Russia does not have renewable capacity to manufacture more missiles than it uses — national security expert Varchenko

1 April, 2024 Monday
16:15

Ivan Varchenko, an Armed Forces serviceman and national security expert, pointed out that the Russian Federation lacks the capacity to continuously produce missiles, requiring a break to replenish their missile arsenal

He stated it on Espreso.

Varchenko stated, "Regarding Russia's missile capabilities, they needed around a month and a half to amass enough missiles for their recent strikes, which inflicted significant damage on the Ukrainian energy system. This tactical support for their terrorist operations was followed by continued intense missile attacks. However, their supply ran out after two days. This indicates that if Russia had a thousand missiles available yesterday and a thousand today, accompanied by two thousand Shahed drones, they would have launched them towards Ukraine."

Varchenko emphasized that the month-and-a-half gap between missile strikes demonstrates Russia's limited resources, requiring them to gather missiles for months before another strike.

"We're dealing with a country that has the resources to deploy missiles right now. The fact that they've started using Zircon missiles in a land war, which aren't meant for ground targets, indicates they're deploying everything they can get airborne. We can only guess how many missiles they have stashed away. However, the Russians are running low on missiles, and they cannot replenish them at the rate they're using them. The pause to replenish their missile stock could last anywhere from a month and a half to three months, or maybe just a couple of weeks, but we can roughly gauge the speed at which they're rebuilding and producing new missiles," commented Ivan Varchenko.

  • Previously, Kyrylo Budanov stated that the Russian Federation opted for Kh-101 cruise missiles instead of Kalibr missiles because they're more effective. However, during this period, the Russians have amassed Kalibr missiles ready for use.
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