Russia cannot restore missile stocks it had in February 2022 - Ukraine's Intelligence
Russians are producing missiles to strike Ukraine, but they cannot return to the level of stockpiles they had before the full-scale invasion
Andriy Yusov, a representative of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate, said this in an interview with RBC-Ukraine, Sprotyv reports.
"They can't come close to returning to the level of the reserves they had as of February 23, 2022. But nevertheless, production is underway. Over the past few months, there have been relatively few missile strikes, which means that they can accumulate them for the next massive strikes," Yusov said.
He also added that the Russians have increased their missile production, even compared to the pre-war period, but this is not enough to restore the lost arsenal.
"But then (before the invasion - ed.) it was relatively small. The key here is how much they used and how many modern weapons they can produce. That's why they really increased the production of missiles in some positions. But does this allow them to restore the lost arsenal? No," the representative of the Intelligence Directorate explained.
Furthermore, as per Yusov, Russia had intentions to procure ballistic missiles from Iran, although this hasn't been documented, and the facts have not been confirmed. "And this, by the way, also confirmed the lack of reserves of these weapons in the Russian Federation. But the situation is being monitored," the Ukrainian intelligence official said.