Russia has depleted its stockpile of precision-guided munitions, forcing the invaders to use aging munitions, the UK Defence Ministry tweeted on May 9.
“Russia will likely struggle to replace the precision weaponry it has already expended,” the UK MoD noted, adding that Russia's invasion of Ukraine revealed shortcomings in the ability of Russian forces to conduct precision strikes at scale.
“Russia has subjected Ukraine’s towns and cities to intense and indiscriminate bombardments with little or no regard for civilian casualties,” the UK Defence Ministry concluded.
At the end of April, the Financial Times reported that Russia was facing a shortage of precision-guided missiles.
At that time, Russia launched more than 1,900 missiles into Ukraine, many of which hit residential buildings, instead of military targets.