Russia is increasingly applying the principles of command-administrative economy to its military-industrial complex, which manages to meet the ammunition needs of the front.
This is stated in the intelligence review of the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain.
In recent weeks, the shortage of Russian artillery ammunition has reportedly grown to such an extent that ammunition rationing measures are being taken in many areas of the front.
"This almost certainly became the key reason why no Russian compound has recently been able to carry out operationally significant offensive actions", - according to the Ministry of Defense of Britain.
It is also noted that Russia has almost certainly already obtained old stocks of ammunition that were previously deemed unusable.
The British Ministry of Defense drew attention to the fact that the decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated March 3, 2023 provides for measures that will allow the Ministry of Trade and Industry to bypass the powers of the heads of defense enterprises that do not perform production tasks, to stop their activities.
"Russia is increasingly applying the principles of a command-and-control economy to its military-industrial complex, as it recognizes that its defense production capabilities are a key weakness in the face of an increasingly depleted 'special military operation,'" the review says.