Russia is recruiting about 30,000 additional soldiers per month, which makes it able to compensate for any human losses it may suffer in the ongoing battles in Ukraine.

According to the American newspaper "The Washington Times", citing a detailed report by British military intelligence officials, published on the account of the British Ministry of Defense on the "X" platform, Russia also has sufficient combat power in the theater of operations to continue attacks aimed at exhausting the Ukrainian forces.

The report, which was devoted to assessing the military situation in Ukraine, indicated that the sanctions imposed by the United States and Western countries on Moscow had an impact on the advanced Russian defense industries.

The report stated that:

• While the Kremlin has increased production of key munitions used extensively in Ukraine such as artillery shells, more advanced and complex weapons systems have been more affected by the sanctions.

• These advanced defense systems rely heavily on foreign components and technology.

• As sanctions disrupt the supply chain of the Russian defense industry, they also complicate Moscow's payment mechanisms, leading to a noticeable decline in Russian arms exports.

• The Kremlin’s share in the global arms trade decreased to 11 percent in the period from 2019 to 2023, compared to 21 percent in the period from 2014 to 2018, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Russian forces took control of the city of Avdiivka in the Donetsk region last month and have since made small gains, but the situation along the 1,000-kilometre front has changed little for months.