DNYUZ/New York Times: Russia Overcomes Sanctions to Expand Missile Production, Officials Say 

Russia has managed to overcome sanctions and export controls imposed by the West to expand its missile production beyond prewar levels, according to U.S., European and Ukrainian officials, leaving Ukraine especially vulnerable to intensified attacks in the coming months. 

In addition to spending more than $40 billion providing weapons for Ukraine, the United States has made curbing Russia’s military supply a key part of its strategy to support Kyiv. 

As a result of the sanctions, American officials estimate that Russia was forced to dramatically slow its production of missiles and other weaponry at the start of the war in February 2022 for at least six months. But by the end of 2022, Moscow’s military industrial manufacturing began to pick up speed again, American officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to disclose the sensitive assessment now concede.  

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WNU Editor: So much for the Western political and media narrative that we have been hearing constantly for the past year that Russia was going to run out of missiles. 

On a side note. 

The above New York Times post reveals something that should give everyone pause …. 

 …. it costs a Western country $5,000 to $6,000 to make a 155-millimeter artillery round, whereas it costs Russia about $600 to produce a comparable 152-millimeter artillery shell. 

 You cannot win a war if the economies of production favors your opponent.