According to the short report by the British Ministry of Defense, Moscow is giving top priority to strengthening the armaments industry – but the industry is still not doing justice to the high demand for war.
Russia’s political leadership demands success on the battlefield, while leaders responsible for logistics fall by the wayside. As an example, the British cite the recent dismissal of Deputy Defense Minister Mikhail Mizintsev, who was responsible for the material and technical supplies of the army for eight months. His replacement was confirmed last week, and Colonel-General Alexei Kuzmenkov, previously deputy director of the National Guard, has now taken over his job.
The shortage of ammunition is also leading to internal disputes, especially between the army and the head of the notorious Russian mercenary group Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin.
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