Pentagon claim: Russia is running out of ammunition.
The US Deputy Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs has claimed that Putin does not intend to engage in a full-scale conflict with NATO, claiming that Russia is running out of point-and-shoot weapons and ammunition in Ukraine.
One month after the start of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine, US-led Western nations are stepping up their anti-Russian propaganda and claims.
A senior Pentagon official said Friday morning that Russian guided and point-and-shoot ammunition in Ukraine was running low and was likely to rely on unguided bombs and artillery fire.
According to Reuters, US Deputy Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs Colin Kal assessed that Russian President Vladimir Putin does not intend to have a full-scale conflict with NATO.
Earlier, at a meeting in Brussels on Thursday, NATO leaders ignored a request from the Ukrainian president to send tanks and fighters to the country.
In a speech to the NATO Summit, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelinsky claimed that the coalition could prevent “civilian deaths” by sending more military equipment to Ukraine.
On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine in response to a request for assistance from the Donetsk and Luhansk republics (separatists in eastern Ukraine). Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that “demilitarization and de-Naziization” were key objectives of the operation. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it has no plans to occupy Ukraine, and that the Russian armed forces are only targeting Ukraine’s military infrastructure. The United States and its allies, including Japan, have responded to Moscow’s move by imposing comprehensive sanctions on Russia.