All Russian announcements about increased weapons production refer to what they plan to order. Never to what is actually delivered.
And they are apparently reduced to importing ammunition from North Korea and trying to refurbish derelict tanks from the 1950s.
That doesn’t look like ‘gearing up arms production’.
Last week, NATO chief warns nations must prepare ‘for a long war’.
‘Most wars last longer than expected when they first begin,’ Stoltenberg said in an interview with Germany’s Funke media group.
‘Therefore we must prepare ourselves for a long war in Ukraine.’
Kyiv launched its counteroffensive in June, pushing back against entrenched Russian positions in the south and east, but it has made limited gains.