Ukrainian forces withdrew from the eastern city of Avdiivka on 17 Feb, which President Biden attributed to insufficient ammunition partly caused by delayed congressional funding.
The relevant declaration was signed between Rheinmetall and a Ukrainian partner company on the sidelines of the 60th Munich Security Conference. The Ukrainian partner company's name and the start of the production have not been revealed for security reasons.
The EU has already pledged to provide Ukraine with 1 million rounds of ammunition in 2023 but fulfilled only about half that amount so far.
"Our assistance to Ukraine is active and consistent because it is an investment in our own security," Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anušauskas said.
Ukrainian soldiers now fire twice as less shells than one year ago, while the EU promises to deliver the promised 1 million of shells only by the end of 2024
The Ukrainian defenders have been exchanged in the first swap since the crash of a Russian IL-76 plane that Moscow claimed had 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war (PoWs) on board.
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NATO agreed $1.2 billion 155mm ammo buy to backfill depleted ally stockpiles and assist outgunned Ukraine, however the 220,000 shells, subject to delivery lags, may not bolster Kyiv's defense until 2027.
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Detailed tracking shows North Korea exported enough ammunition to enable Russia's fivefold edge in daily artillery use against Ukraine
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The move aligns with the broader EU initiative to reinforce ammunition production capabilities.
Concerned over waning US support for Ukraine if Trump returns to power in 2024, European countries like Britain work urgently to build capacity to independently sustain Ukraine's defense against Russia. according to The TImes sources.
Ukraine responds to artillery shell shortages by intensifying kamikaze drone production, focusing on defense industry collaboration with Western companies, as per Deputy Defense Minister.
Ukraine orders artillery ammunition from Rheinmetall to replenish stocks. The multi-million euro deal, includes various shell types for the Ukrainian Armed Forces and continues the framework agreement with the Bundeswehr.
Ukrainian forces uncovered Chinese-made munitions, including 60mm mortar shells at Russian positions near the occupied city of Melitopol, which is raising new questions about potential Chinese military assistance to Russia.
Ukraine has destroyed thousands of Russian artillery pieces and rocket launchers in the past three months, thanks to the superior range and precision of NATO-supplied weapons and counter-battery radars, according to Newsweek.
EU commissioner advocates for redirecting 40% of EU ammo exports to fulfill Ukraine’s million-round need￼￼
By March, the EU will be able to produce one million artillery shells a year, but 40% of production is contracted to be exported outside Europe, EU Commissioner Breton said, emphasizing, "Ukraine must become a priority."
40% of EU shells are exported to third countries. If that changes, EU could still hit goal of 1 million artillery shells for Ukraine, says the bloc's chief diplomat
Kuleba decried bureaucratic roadblocks and other obstacles preventing the EU from meeting its pledge of 1 million rounds for Ukraine
North Korean arms transfers to Russia estimated over 500,000 artillery rounds in two months, OSINT group says
An investigative study, supported by satellite imagery and cargo analysis, confirms the delivery of 500,000 artillery rounds from North Korea to Russia within two months.