Russia has logistical problems in war against Ukraine - British intelligence

Russia has logistical problems in war against Ukraine - British intelligence

Logistics problems remain key for Russia in its military campaign against Ukraine.

The British Ministry of Defense reported this on Twitter, citing intelligence data, according to Ukrinform.

The report notes that on 27 April 2023, Russian military-linked social media claimed that Russia's Deputy Defence Minister Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev had been dismissed.

Mizintsev held the military logistics portfolio, and had only been in post for eight months.

Mizintsev's sacking was not immediately confirmed, but speculation about his future highlights how logistics problems remain at the heart of Russia's struggling campaign in Ukraine.

According to British intelligence, Russia does not have enough munitions to achieve success on the offensive. Paucity of ammunition drives internal divisions, most notably between Russia's Ministry of Defence and Wagner Group.

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“Russia continues to give the highest priority to mobilising its defence industry, but it is still failing to meet wartime demands. While Russia's political leaders persist in demanding success on the battlefield, Russia's logistics professionals are stuck in the middle” - the intelligence notes.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, in a previous report, British intelligence said that the defensive structures that Russia is building on its own and temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine indicate deep concern that the Ukrainian Armed Forces could make a major breakthrough.

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