Russia trying to increase production of drones and missiles – intel deputy chief

Russia trying to increase production of drones and missiles – intel deputy chief

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The Russian Federation is trying to establish and increase the production of any weapons, especially UAVs and missiles.

"In general, the large-scale war shows that no matter how much we say that the Russian Federation does not have high-precision weapons, it is actually a war of technologies. And with regard to improvement and build-up, there is one small caveat for us: they [the Russians] are trying to establish and increase the production of any weapons, especially UAVs, artillery rounds and, of course, missiles," Vadym Skibitsky, deputy chief of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, said during the United News telethon, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

The intelligence deputy chief noted that now all the efforts of both Ukrainian government structures and the military intelligence of Ukraine were aimed at blocking the foreign components’ supply channels to Russia for the production of weapons.

“By the way, it works. For some types of weapons, for the same high-precision missiles, we can see the result. We see the result as the supply of foreign components is stopped. The Russian Federation is trying to replace them with analogues, but the accuracy and effectiveness of these weapons are already lower than it was at the very beginning," he assured.

Skibitsky also noted that the Russians' plans for the war in Ukraine had not changed.

"They [plans] are simple: control our territory, our state and deprive our people of the state," he said.

Regarding the attitudes of Russians, Skibitsky noted that the sociological surveys in Russia confirmed that, unfortunately, the population supported these actions. "A very large percentage [of people] is in favor of continuing the war," he said.

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