The key factor limiting the offensive potential of the Russian invaders is the lack of ammunition. This is stated in a British intelligence report.
It is noted that since October Russia has increased its forces in Ukraine with tens of thousands of reservists, and despite the decrease in the shortage of personnel, it is the lack of ammunition that most likely remains & #171;a key limiting factor for Russian offensive operations».
«Russia has likely limited its missile strikes against Ukrainian long-range infrastructure to about once a week due to for a limited number of cruise missiles», British intelligence suggests.
Similarly, they say, Russia is unlikely to have been able to increase its stocks of artillery ammunition enough to ensure large-scale offensive operations.
«The vulnerability of Russia's current operational plan lies in the fact that even the simple support of defense operations along a long front line requires significant daily expenditures. in shells and missiles», British intelligence states.