Even Lesbeau of the Fifth Column doesn't believe the narrative and sees what I see. A really big fucking hole, 10 tonnes of tractor and grain drier upended, and British AWACS tracking TWO missles out of Belarus (what did the second disappearing missle hit?). The target was high voltage transmission lines coming from Poland to feed the city of Lviv.Fired for telling the truth.
Russia includes garage that doesn't work as inventory.I have to say i'm not sure if i buy this "depeted rusisian stockpiles' thing all that much. For bigger items like tanks and such it makes some sense but things like missiles? I mean, the us and the allies are depleating their stocks too, so they just go to their industries and say "ramp it up, make us more". The russians have the industrial might and they know how to make 'em - early on when putin thought he could win in a week i totally get that they'd have been slow to ramp up but what on earth would be stopping them right now from having their facgtories pumping out missiles and rockets and ammo etc. And it's not hard to make a warhead for a missile.
ANd i am TOTALLY not buying them sending their troops out with mosin's. Rifle practice during training MAYBE but c'mon. I'd need to see some hard core verifiable sources for that. They've been pumping out AK's by the billion since 1950. Coming up with 300 thousand for the new troops seems pretty doable.
I think that while the russians are short on a lot of things and critically short of some things, they're better off than some suggest. They appear to be doing a fair bit of offensive operations in the northern regions and they're not attacking with T-60's and mosins. And they are using a lot of artillery by all reports
THe Ukrainians will win the war in the end but the idea that the russians are only fighting with ww2 eqipment when they have any equipment at al sounds implausible to me.