Russia is quickly going through decades of weapon stockpiles, National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov said on Twitter on March 11.
Danilov said that Russia expected to fight a quick blitzkrieg operation after launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, but that is not what happened.
The official added that Russia's "corrupt economy" was incapable of supplying its front-line needs and now needs external assistance “as a matter of primary importance.”
In the opening days of the full-scale invasion, Russia tried to assault Kyiv to quickly seize control of the Ukrainian government. Instead, it became bogged down in a prolonged and bloody all-out assault against a determined defender supplied with advanced Western weapons.