Russia has enough weaponry to keep the Ukraine war going for another TWO YEARS – even without support from another nation
- Russia’s amount of weaponry stored in reserves to ’cause enormous damage’
- Could last longer as China, Iran and North Korea rumoured to supply weapons
- READ MORE: Russian missiles caused ‘significant’ risk of Chernobyl-like disaster
Russia has enough weaponry to keep the Ukraine war going for another two years – even without support from another nation, Lithuania’s military intelligence service said today.
‘Russia had been accumulating weapons and equipment over the long years of the Cold War,’ military intelligence chief Elegijus Paulavicius said and added: ‘We estimate that (its) resources would last for another two years of a war of the same intensity as today.’
Russia has a large amount of weaponry stored in its reserves, which would allow them to ’cause enormous damage and increase the costs of restoration,’ he said.
Mr Paulavicius noted that the assessment depended on the perspective that no foreign country would provide military aid to Moscow.
However, Russia’s weaponry could last even longer than the estimated two years, as there have already been fears that China was supplying drones to Russia after the German magazine Der Spiegel reported in February that Russia was in talks with a Chinese manufacturer to buy 100 prototype ZT-180 drones, delivered by April.
‘Russia had been accumulating weapons and equipment over the long years of the Cold War,’ military intelligence chief Elegijus Paulavicius said and added: ‘We estimate that (its) resources would last for another two years of a war of the same intensity as today’ (pictured: Russian President Vladimir Putin)
The sale of ZT-180 drones, reportedly similar to Iran’s Shahed 136 drones which Russia used in Ukraine which Russia is reportedly soon running out of, would mark a significant turn in the war.
North Korea is also rumoured to be supplying artillery shells to Russia in support of its Ukraine invasion, according to claims by the White House.
Beyond estimates of Russian resources, the Lithuanian intelligence report also suggested that Russia’s mobilisation last year showed that support for the war in Ukraine ‘is not as big as the regime’s propaganda tried to make it seem’.
‘Dissatisfaction with the regime’s policies is currently taking a passive form: mostly avoiding mobilisation, complaining about poor provision and disarray in the army,’ the document said.
It also raised the possibility that Russia’s failures on the battlefield, further mobilisation and a sudden deterioration of the economic situation ‘would have negative consequences for the stability of the regime’.
Lithuania, a member of both the European Union and NATO, has been a major backer of Ukraine since it was invaded by Russia in February last year.
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