Former President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev

Dmitry Medvedev - Russia's third president, born on September 14, 1965 in Leningrad, has now said today that Russian arms manufacturers will significantly increase their supplies in 2023 to help Russia's forces inflict a "crushing defeat" on Ukraine, reported Reuters and TASS, quoted by BTA.

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"Our armed forces regularly receive a full range of different types of missiles.

The supply of all types of military equipment will increase significantly in 2023," Medvedev, who is deputy chairman of the Russian Federation's influential Security Council and oversees the government's arms production commission, said in an online post.

Western and military analysts have said some of Moscow's ammunition will run out after Russia has fired millions of artillery shells and thousands of rockets into Ukraine since last February.

Officials in Moscow deny these claims and say they have all the resources needed to carry out their "special military operation" in Ukraine.

During a visit to a weapons factory, Medvedev said the new supplies would allow Russia to "deliver a crushing defeat to the Ukrainian neo-Nazis" who are being fed weapons from the West.

Russia says it is at war in Ukraine to rid the country of fascists and Nazi sympathizers.

Kyiv and the West reject this claim and say it is a groundless pretext for an illegal war to seize territory and to overthrow Ukraine's democratically elected pro-Western government.

NATO countries, led by the US, have provided Kyiv with billions of dollars worth of military equipment to help President Volodymyr Zelensky

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During his four-year presidency between 2008 and 2012, Medvedev was the West's great hope for rapprochement, but is now one of Russia's fiercest backers of the war during the 11-month conflict.

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