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Reznikov: Russia has used most of its high-precision missile arsenal in Ukraine

by The Kyiv Independent news deskNovember 22, 2022 4:41 pm

Russia is facing a shortage of high-precision weapons, including Iskander ballistic missiles, according to the data published by Ukraine's Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.

Moscow has 119 Iskander missiles left in stock compared to 900 before the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russia also has 229 Kalibr cruise missiles left compared to 500 as of Feb. 23. 

According to the data, Moscow still has 347 3M-55 Onyx missiles, 6,980 S-300 missiles, and a total of 801 air-launched missiles of various types.

"(There are) four enemies of the Russian missile arsenal: brilliant Ukrainian air defense forces, incompetent Russian forces, sanctions, and time," Reznikov wrote on Twitter.

The graph shows the number of different types of missiles left in Russia's arsenal as of Nov. 22, 2022. It was published by Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov. (Oleksii Reznikov/Twitter)

Ukraine's Military Intelligence said on Nov. 12 that Moscow and Tehran were preparing a draft agreement on the supply of Iranian ballistic missiles to Russia. 

Earlier on Oct. 16, the Washington Post reported, citing unnamed U.S. and allied security officials, that Iran is preparing the first shipment of Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar missiles for Russia.

According to Ukraine, Moscow had earlier purchased hundreds of kamikaze drones from Tehran and may expect hundreds more.

The Kyiv Independent news desk
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