Two days after Ukraine’s Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, claimed that Russia is almost out of precision missiles, Russia hit Ukraine again with a massive barrage of missiles. I am beginning to think that Russian planners are sitting back and waiting for a stupid statement like this from an Ukrainian or Western official before giving the go order for a new strike.
Russia has enough firepower for only three or four more missile barrages of the kind that have devastated Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, Kyiv’s top defense official said. . . .
The apparent depletion of Moscow’s rocket stock follows a sustained series of debilitating salvos against Ukraine’s electricity grid, power plants and substations since October, after Russian President Vladimir Putin shifted his assault to deliberately target energy infrastructure.https://financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/russia-is-running-out-of-missiles-ukraine-security-chief-says
Time for my favorite Princess Bride clip. I don’t think Ukrainian officials understand the meaning of the term, “running out of missiles.” It is simply inconceivable.
The Russian Ministry of Defense does not appeared at all worried about its ability of keep shredding Ukraine’s infrastructure and military formations with missiles. It reported today (Saturday) on the results of its Friday barrage:
On Friday, 16 December, Ukraine’s military command, defence and industrial complex systems and the energy facilities supporting them were hit with a massive strike by long-range, airborne and sea-based precision weapons. The purpose of the strike has been achieved. All the assigned targets have been neutralised.
◻️The strike prevented the transfer of foreign-made weapons and ammunition, blocked the movement of reserves to combat areas, and halted Ukraine’s defence enterprises producing and repairing weapons, military equipment and ammunition. In the course of repelling the strike by Ukrainian and Western air defence systems, a significant resource was expended on deliberately launched decoys.https://t.me/mod_russia_en/5447
Brian Berletic does a nice job of evaluating the latest Russian bombing and the growing concern of Ukrainian officials:
Lastly, Clayton Morris of The Redacted had a great chat with Doug MacGregor. The key take away comes at the end, when Doug spells out why he thinks Russia, with the help of Belarus, will attack from the north.