Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has promised to increase supplies of ammunition to Russia's troops in Ukraine.

He made the statement during a visit to the headquarters of Russian troops fighting in Ukraine, Reuters reported, referring to the Ministry of Defense, BTA reported.

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Footage released today by Russia's Telegram agency showed Shoigu presiding over a meeting with senior military officials, including the chief of the Russian army's general staff, General Valery Gerasimov.

According to the footage, Shoigu tells the meeting that Russia will take steps to increase the supply of ammunition to its troops at the front.

In his words, "the volume of supplies of the most sought-after ammunition has been determined. The necessary measures are being taken to increase them."

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In recent months, Shoigu has come under sharp criticism from hard-line supporters of Russia's campaign in Ukraine, including the head of the Wagner mercenary company Yevgeny Prigozhin, who accused him of not providing enough ammunition for troops at the front.

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