Artillery shortages and delays in Western military assistance may compel Ukrainian forces to make difficult decisions about allocating resources across various front sectors.
Russo-Ukrainian war, day 709: Ukraine’s artillery shortage hits twice as EU’s 1mn round pledge fails
Ukrainian troops are firing no more than 2,000 155mm shells a day, less than a third of the ammunition Russia uses, Ukrainian Defense Minister Umerov said. As Ukraine faces a shortage of artillery shells, the Czech Republic pushes the EU to procure ammunition from outside the bloc to meet its commitments to Ukraine.
The Czech Republic leads a push for the EU to procure artillery shells from outside the bloc to meet its commitments to Ukraine.
Ukraine's Deputy Defence Minister Lt-Gen Ivan Havryliuk stated that France will supply Ukraine with 3,000 artillery shells per month. Earlier, French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu announced the delivery of 78 Caesar howitzers to Ukraine by early next year, with the first six arriving soon.
NATO inks $ 1.2 bn deal for 220,000 shells to resupply allies, Ukraine, but delivery could take years
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.
Ukraine's General Syrskyi notes the rarity of battalion-level offensives, influenced by increased drone usage on the battlefield, says Ukrainian troops are on active defense on the eastern front.
Ukraine responds to artillery shell shortages by intensifying kamikaze drone production, focusing on defense industry collaboration with Western companies, as per Deputy Defense Minister.