Old guns and poor logistics: British intelligence revealed new problems of the Russian Federation

Back in September, Russian officers were “concerned” that “mobs” were being thrown to the front without weapons.


Since mid-October, Russia has sent several thousand newly mobilized reservists to the front lines in Ukraine / photo by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus

The Russian occupiers continue to fail. The Russians arm the “mobs” with old assault rifles, and due to the already poor logistics, they cannot fully supply cartridges for such weapons.

This is stated in a new report from the British Ministry of Defense intelligence.

“Since mid-October, Russia has sent several thousand newly mobilized reservists to the front lines in Ukraine. In many cases, they are poorly equipped. In September, Russian officers were concerned that some newly mobilized reservists were arriving in Ukraine without weapons,” the report said.

In addition, the “second army of the world”, as the Russian Federation calls itself, for some reason did not take into account already existing problems with logistics and added new problems to itself.

“Open-source images show that those rifles issued to mobilized reservists are usually AKM assault rifles, a weapon first introduced in 1959. Many are in poor condition, likely due to poor storage. The AKM fires cartridges 7.62mm caliber, while Russian regular combat units are mainly armed with 5.45mm AK-74M or AK-12 rifles.The integration of reservists with contract soldiers and combat veterans in Ukraine will mean that Russian logisticians will have to deliver to the front lines not one, but two types of ammunition for small arms. This is likely to further complicate Russia’s already strained logistics systems,” added British intelligence.

New defeats of Russia in the war in Ukraine

As UNIAN has already reported, on October 30-31, Ukrainian defenders  struck 21 blows against the occupiers . Air defense units shot down 1 enemy helicopter and 1 Su-25 attack aircraft.

The General Staff also said that over half a thousand Russian occupiers got to the “Kobzon concert” over the past day. While the Russian Federation is arming “mobiks” with old assault rifles, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are not slowing down the pace of eliminating the enemy.


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