We had little ammunition compared to the enemy: this is one of the explanations used by the Ukrainians to justify the retreat. It’s not the only reason, but it’s the most frequently cited reason since the beginning of the war. The Russians continued to fire fiercely while western supplies failed to withstand the cycle of hell. Now Estonia has proposed a solution.
Speaking at the recent European summit, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas suggested that the EU should repeat the “anti-Covid vaccine plan” to produce more artillery shells for Ukraine. The Commission takes the “orders”, assesses needs and approves purchases through a single system that can also increase production. This is because Moscow is currently producing higher stocks, allowing its “batteries” to maintain a higher, albeit less accurate, cadence. What is noticeable.
NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said today that the consumption of shells in Kiev is “much higher than our current production rate”. To fill the gap, Allianz mobilized partners and bought material wherever they were willing to sell it openly or secretly. From Eastern Europe to Pakistan to North Africa, Islamabad has been reported to have “dropped” some 10,000 degree rockets, a modern version of the Katyusha. The Estonian idea always falls within the framework of standardizing deliveries and making them less scattered. The Pentagon has sent a memo to US industry to increase production of ammunition, missiles and equipment to replace what was sent to Zelenskyy’s army, according to US media, according to US media.
Russia is responding by mobilizing its industry and relying on its “friends,” who aren’t much more agile than regimes. Ukrainian listening devices revealed the presence of soldiers speaking Kurdish and Farsi among the occupiers. Perhaps they are Iranian “advisers” (or mercenaries) engaged in the management of attack drones. Information continues to surface about the alleged role of foreigners in the ranks of the army, ranging from Syrian volunteers (never seen) to the most likely Pasdaran. Revelations in the Guardian have emerged from the fog of war: at least 45 soldiers would be deployed from Tehran to provide technical support to the invaders. The British newspaper adds that in addition to the Shahed 136 used in the bombing of cities, Russia has received 18 unmanned aerial vehicles divided as follows: 6 Mohajer, 12 between Shahed 191 and 129. They are vehicles that operate at higher altitudes and are equipped with rockets or bombs.
Some Western sources await the invaders at the ford, believing they have quality, not quantity, problems. An exposed flank that could affect their offensive plans. Observations associated with the analysis of the “field” that repeat themselves over time. But they still haven’t gotten the Kremlin to rethink.