Putin said, “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” made evaluations about the US decision to send cluster munitions to Ukraine in the television program.
Reminding that the US administration made the assessment that using these bombs is a crime a while ago, Putin stated that this issue should be viewed as such.
“They (USA) do this not for a good life, but because they lack ammunition in general,” Putin said. said.
“The USA produces 15 thousand bullets a month, Ukraine uses 5-6 thousand a day”
Stating that the Ukrainian army spends around 5-6 thousand 155 millimeter bullets a day, Putin noted that the USA produces 15 thousand bullets in a month. “They don’t have enough bullets,” Putin said. It doesn’t exist in Europe either. They found nothing better than recommending the use of cluster munitions.” used the phrases.
“If cluster bombs are used, we reserve the right to reply”
Pointing out that Russia has sufficient stocks of cluster munitions of various types, Putin said, “We have not used this until now. Despite the known lack of ammunition in a certain period, we did not have such a need. But of course we reserve the right to respond in the same way if used against us.” he said.
“There is a term called reverse engineering”
Answering a question about Russian soldiers’ seizure of US-made Bradley armored combat vehicles and British-made rockets in the hands of Ukraine, Putin stated that they are examining these weapons. “There is a term called reverse engineering,” Putin said. These are modern technical tools.” said.
Expressing that Russia also has very effective modern military technical tools, Putin said, “For example, I can say without exaggeration, the T-90 model tank is the best tank in the world. But the enemy also produces modern military equipment. If there’s a possibility to look inside (this equipment) and see if there’s anything out there that could be used against us, why not?” he said.
“Ukraine’s counterattack failed”
Evaluating the operation of the Russian army as “positive” in the face of Ukraine’s counterattack, Putin said, “Our military units are acting heroically. In some places they attack unexpectedly for the enemy and take the most advantageous positions and heights there.” he said.
Putin, arguing that “all attempts by the Ukrainian army to break through the defense of the Russian army, including the use of strategic reserves, were unsuccessful”, and when asked about what tasks Russia would perform later, “I will explain this when the cameras are turned off.” gave the answer.