In response to Western claims that Moscow is running low on missiles and artillery, the former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev said today that Moscow has enough weapons on hand to continue fighting in Ukraine.
“Our opponents are watching, they periodically make statements that we don’t have this or that ... I want to disappoint them. We have enough of everything,” Medvedev said during a visit to a Kalashnikov factory in Izhevsk, around 1,000 kilometres east of Moscow.
Medvedev could be seen inspecting Kalashnikov guns, artillery rounds, missiles, and drones in a video he released on his Telegram channel.
Thousands of artillery shells and missiles have been fired at Ukraine by Russia since its invasion precisely 11 months ago, according to Ukrainian and Western military sources, who claim that Russia is running out of weapons.
During the visit, Medvedev informed officials that drones were particularly in demand for what Moscow refers to as its "special military operation" in Ukraine.