10 JANUARY 2023
US and Ukrainian officials have said that Russia’s artillery fire has decreased dramatically from its wartime high; in some places, it fell by as much as 75%.
Quote: “US and Ukrainian officials don’t yet have a clear or singular explanation.
Russia may be rationing artillery rounds due to low supplies, or it could be part of a broader reassessment of tactics in the face of successful Ukrainian offenses.”
Details: According to CNN sources, either way, the striking decline in artillery fire is further evidence of Russia’s increasingly weak position on the battlefield nearly a year into its invasion.
Representatives of US intelligence believe that Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, is apparently clambering to shore up domestic political support.