After Bakhmut, Russia Won’t Have the Ammo to Get Very Far

Wes O'Donnell
4 min readMar 9, 2023
Photo by Joseph Hersh on Unsplash

Both the Russians and Ukrainians claim that if Russia takes Bakhmut, it could open the door to a broader Russian land grab.

But U.S. intelligence officials aren’t so sure.

Although it might not seem like it in light of Russia’s recent missile barrage last night, Russia is facing a severe ammunition shortage.

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Wes O'Donnell

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