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The missiles are scarce, but there are still drones. Budanov predicted for how long Russia would terrorize the Ukrainians with Shaheds

How many missiles and Shahed-136 drones does Russia have? Budanov’s estimation. Photo: Telegram / Anatolii Kurtiev

How many missiles and Shahed-136 drones does Russia have? Budanov’s estimation. Photo: Telegram / Anatolii Kurtiev

Russia’s stocks of precision missiles have sagged substantially and are "nearly exhausted". Meanwhile, Russian invaders still have many Iranian-made kamikaze drones, so one shouldn’t expect Russia to stop its drone terror. Kyrylo Budanov, Chief of Defense Intelligence of Ukraine, shared this estimation in his interview with Ukrainska Pravda.

According to Budanov, Russia still holds about 13% of its initial stock of Iskander missiles, nearly 43% of Kalibr missiles, and approximately 45% of Kh-101 and Kh-555 missiles.

Quote"Generally speaking, it’s very dangerous to sag lower than 30% because it’s already an emergency stockpile. Russia is well into its emergency stockpile of Iskanders, but it is still attempting to stay within its normal limits of Kalibr, Kh-101, and Kh-555. The shortage of missiles, as well as their low effectiveness and precision, forced the Russians to use Iranian drones," he said.

Budanov predicted that terror attacks with the use of Shahed-136 drones may last a long time. He added that the Russians constantly order additional supplies of these drones. Intelligence estimates that Ukrainian forces shot down roughly 70% of the Iranian drones. Accordingly, about 30% hit their targets.

Budanov noted that the drones are delivered in batches consisting of 300 devices. The Russians are now using UAVs from the second batch.

Quote"They ordered nearly 1,700 drones of all types. Currently, the second batch is in use. You need to understand: while they ordered 1,700 pieces, they are still to be produced. Hence, there are certain problems here. However, as you can see, our air defense can chiefly manage them, as 70% were shot down," he added.

Context. On October 16, The Washington Post wrote, citing U.S. intelligence, that Iran had agreed to give Russia Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar surface-to-surface ballistic missiles.

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