May 24, 2022

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The United States: Sanctions affect Russian weapons Ukraine and Russia

The United States: Sanctions affect Russian weapons Ukraine and Russia

International sanctions are starting to affect the Russian arms industry, which is struggling to replace the guided missiles used by its military in Ukraine, due to ban electronic components tax on RussiaAn unnamed Pentagon official said on Monday.

The Russia The official, who asked not to be identified, told the press that it had already fired so many missiles against Ukraine that it had run out of “precision-guided weapons and had problems getting them back”.

“We believe that sanctions and export restrictions, especially electronic components, have had an impact on Russia’s defense industrial base,” he added.

Russia attacks the center of the Ukrainian capital and a missile hit an apartment building – Photo: Journal Nacional

He said that this is the reason why they were dropping unguided bombs on major cities such as Mariupol and Kharkiv that do not distinguish between military targets and residential buildings.

In addition, Russian forces still had supply and discipline problems, including among officers who “refuse to obey orders and advance,” he said.

The US Defense Department official noted that in the face of the Ukrainian resistance, the Russian operation in the south of the country “has hardly made any progress in recent days.”

He said that the Russians in Donbass “could not make any tangible progress”, attributing this to the inability of the Russian forces to coordinate air strikes and ground maneuvers, including in the muddy climate, which forced the tanks to stay. Paved roads.

He added that the Russians “have not solved all their logistical and maintenance problems.”

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