Monday, April 18, 2022

Shutting Down The Russian Genocide Machine

If anyone tries to tell you Western sanctions aren't effective, direct them here:

A Russian facility responsible for the production of surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) has been shut down due to import restrictions and Western sanctions in the latest military production item to suffer amid Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Intelligence Directorate (GUR) claimed Sunday.

The facility specifically being affected is the Ulyanovsk Mechanical Plant (JSC UMZ), a Russian military production factory located in the Ulyanovsk Oblast that was opened by the Soviet Union in the 1960s.

The facility is used to produce a number of different SAM models, such as the 9K37 Buk, designated by NATO as SA-11 Gadfly, and the 2K22 Tunguska, designated by NATO as SA-19 Grison.

... and here:

Sanctions imposed on Russia to cripple its economy may be starting to hurt its military capabilities. 

The country’s primary armored vehicle manufacturer appears to have run out of parts to make and repair tanks, according to a Facebook post by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Citing “available information,” it reported state-owned company Uralvagonzavod, which builds tanks such as the T-72B3, has had to temporarily cease production in Nizhny Tagil.

#Russia's only tank manufacturer, Uralvagonzavod, has stopped its production. The main reason for this is a lack of component parts. 

The failure to take into account Russia's reliance on Western technologies/ materiel in their arms industry was yet another catastrophic miscalculation by "genius" war criminal Putin, who apparently was under the delusion that a war with Ukraine would be over before sanctions could cripple his genocide machine. Sad!

(Photo: Russian tank destroyed near Kyiv;  gee, hope nobody was hurt/ AP)

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