British intel: Putin faced with insufficient defense production volumes to sustain war


Russian political leaders are aware that the country’s defense industry performance is failing to meet the needs of the Russian army to sustain the war against Ukraine.

That’s according to the British Defense Ministry citing an update delivered by the country’s intelligence.

It is noted that on February 9, Deputy Security Council Chairman Dmitry Medvedev called for an increase in Russian tank production while visiting the Omsk Transport Machine Construction plant. This follows several public comments by President Putin urging the defense industry to better support the “special military operation.”

In a televised meeting on 12 January 2023, Putin “castigated” Denis Manturov, the deputy prime minister responsible for the defense industry, for “fooling around”: one of the president’s strongest public outbursts since the invasion.

“Senior Russian leaders are likely aware that the state’s military industrial output is becoming a critical weakness, exacerbated by the strategic and operational miscalculation of invading Ukraine,” intelligence notes.

“Production is almost certainly falling short of the Russian MoD’s demands to resource the Ukraine campaign and restore its longer-term defence requirements,” the report concludes.

As reported, in the previous summary of British intelligence there was a sharp increase in the daily losses Russian troops suffer in the war against Ukraine due to the low quality of training, insufficient coordination, and lack of resources at the front.


  1. Of course. There’s got to be a reason why the orcs are resorting to human wave tactics. That’ll keep them in the game for a little while longer. But, making meat puppets takes a lot longer than artillery ammo.

    • I’ve given up trying to figure out Russian society (I’m being kind calling it a society). How can a population allow itself to just be destroyed without any resistance? Perhaps my question is answered in history where the German population allowed itself to be destroyed. What’s the saying…”those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Perhaps the morons in both the democratic and republican parties who are against siding Ukraine should have this tattooed on their foreheads

      • You can half-way forgive the krauts for being kept in the dark about the truth. There were only the newspapers and radio for sources of info, and they were easily controlled by the regime.
        Today, what excuses do the ruskie morons have? There is still newspapers and radio, but also TV and the internet. Add to this many instances of people outside mafia land who know ruskies and who tell them the truth, yet are staunchly refused to be believed. This includes FAMILY members telling their relatives in mafia land what is really happening and still, they are not being taken for real.
        You can only come to the conclusion that ruskie genetic code contains features that make them into natural-born jerks and meat puppets.

        • They only know how to behave as sheep or cattle. It’s how they were schooled and raised. Changing one’s country for the better is not Russian culture.

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