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Ukrainian army running short of munitions but still capable of fighting – DPR head

Denis Pushilin also noted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are experiencing difficulties with military equipment

MOSCOW, January 31. /TASS/. Ukraine’s army is running short of munitions but is still capable of continuing combat operations, acting head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin said on Monday.

According to Pushilin, Ukrainian troops are also having problems with combat vehicles. "Russian forces destroyed quite a lot of [Ukrainian] combat vehicles at various sections," he said in an interview with Russian TV Channel One.

He also noted that Ukraine is having problems with the repair of combat vehicles following Russia’s missile strikes on that country’s energy facilities. "We see these problems and problems with particular types of weapons. But it doesn’t mean that they will completely run out munitions tomorrow or the day after tomorrow," he added.

Yan Gagin, a military political expert, told TASS on January 21 that Ukraine’s forces in Artyomovsk (known as Bakhmut in Ukraine) are doomed to be defeated due to a serious shortage of munitions.