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russia Began to Change Tactics of Attacks against Ukraine

January 1, 2023

russia Began to Change Tactics of Attacks against UkraineThis was stated by Vadym Skibitskyi, a representative of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, on the air of the nationwide telethon. 

"We see the impact of economic sanctions on the russian federation. They are trying to circumvent sanctions and import components, but it's not so easy to do. First of all, we collect such information and share it with our partners. [...] In addition, other measures are being taken to prevent the production of any weapons in the territory of the russian federation from increasing. Today's russian deficit is related to 'Iskander' ballistic missiles, the stocks of 'Kalibrs' are depleting, and the number of Kh-101, Kh-555 air-based cruise missiles is decreasing. The most that russia is capable of is two or three such powerful strikes, as we have seen recently," Skibitskyi said, clarifying that the issue concerns high-precision weapons.

At the same time, he noted that the production of missiles in russia does not stop. "Unfortunately, production does not stop. Their volume is not that big, but they are produced. We now find debris from missiles made in the fourth quarter of 2022. Therefore, they are produced and immediately given to the troops for the shelling of our facilities," Skibitskyi said.

He noted that the enemy began to combine and change tactics, using in various configurations both Iranian-made UAVs, old-type missiles, high-precision ballistic missiles and modified S-300 missiles.

Skibitskyi also stated that the enemy began to face a shortage of MLRSs. "If we talk about land, then it is, first of all, the 'Smerch', 'Urahan' and even 122-mm, 152-mm artillery shells. The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine constantly records russia's measures to replenish these ammunitions from other countries. They brought a large amount from belarus and are very actively working with other countries to find stocks," Skibitskyi said.

He added that the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine is also working to obtain information from russia in order to timely expose the plans of the enemy, to warn the state and its military leadership, so that Ukraine's response could be adequate.