Russia has only a third of its stocks of high-precision missiles left, Ukrainian defense minister reckons
According to Reznikov, Russia has already spent two-thirds of its missile arsenal (Photo:Command of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine)
Russia has only 609 precision-guided missiles left out of the 1,844 it had in its arsenal at the start of the full-scale invasion, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said on Twitter on Oct. 14.
Reznikov gave data on the number of precision-guided Russian missiles Ukrainian intelligence reckons Russia had as of Oct. 12, compared to on Feb. 23.
“(This is the) demilitarization of Russia.” Reznikov wrote sarcastically.
“By using hundreds of high-precision missiles against civilian targets in Ukraine, the aggressor state is reducing its ability to strike at military targets.”
According to the head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Russia’s missile stocks now include:
- 124 Iskander missiles out of the 900 it had at the beginning of the invasion;
- 272 Caliber missiles out of 500;
- 213 Kh-101 and Kh-555 cruise missiles out of 444
“Two conclusions: Russia's military defeat is inevitable,” Reznikov said.
“(And) Russia is a terrorist state.”
Earlier, Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov in an interview with NV Radio that Russia had between 25-28% of its stocks of high-precision missiles left, although he refused to give absolute figures.
Danilov said that the time when Russia will exhaust the critical number of its most accurate missiles is “already approaching.”
“Our intelligence has worked flawlessly. We know within a range of mathematical error the number of missiles that remain on the territory of the Russian Federation," Danilov said.
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