Russians began to save ammunition and bring to the front line the equipment manufactured in the 1960s, the Commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, Col-Gen Oleksandr Syrskyy has said on the air of the national telethon, Liga reports.
According to him, the level of ammunition consumption is unprecedented, as the intensity of hostilities is comparable to World War Two. He noted that the Russians began to experience a shortage of shells and are thus forced to save ammunition because of the strikes by the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the logistics routes.
He also drew attention to the fact that old models of equipment began to appear at the front - one can see an infantry fighting vehicle BMP-1 from the 1960s, an armoured personnel carrier BTR-70 from the 1970s and an armoured reconnaissance patrol vehicle BRDM.
"All the equipment that was considered to be written off. Their defence industry is unable to restore damaged equipment, and the level of irrecoverable losses is so high that there is no capacity to make new products," he summed up.