NewsUkraine's intelligence head reveals Russia's missile stockpile growth

Ukraine's intelligence head reveals Russia's missile stockpile growth

The head of Ukrainian intelligence spoke up. "The enemy now has strength."
The head of Ukrainian intelligence spoke up. "The enemy now has strength."
Images source: © East News | Kaniuka Ruslan
12:11 PM EDT, March 31, 2024
The head of Ukraine's military intelligence (HUR) has shed light on the current situation at the front. He disclosed that Russia has accumulated a significant number of missiles, attributing this in part to a lengthy period during which it refrained from attacking Ukraine's energy sector.
"Regarding the quantity of missiles, we are constantly tracking their production and stockpiling activities. We are certain about the number of missiles they possess. Their decision not to target the energy sector for more than a year has enabled them to amass a certain arsenal," Interfax Ukraine quotes General Kyrylo Budanov, sharing his insights on television.
"Regrettably, the enemy now possesses enough resources to persist in its military endeavors," the military officer remarked.
He pointed out that Russia's production of operational-tactical missiles does not reach 100 per month, yet he stressed that "the quantity is nonetheless significant."
The HUR's leader also mentioned that "Kalibr missiles have been stockpiled throughout this period and are entirely ready for deployment." He believes that Russian forces have opted to prioritize the use of the more efficient Kh-101 cruise missiles over the Kalibrs for the time being.
"They aimed to replenish and expand their missile inventory to a certain level, a goal they have now achieved. This indicates they are technically prepared for their deployment. While the fleet was augmenting its missile reserves, the Russian air forces were employing Kh-101 missiles," the officer clarified.
Related content