EU may approve transfer of one million shells to Ukraine – Handelsblatt


EU may approve transfer of one million shells to Ukraine - Handelsblatt

Immediately, a number of EU member states offer to transfer a million artillery shells to Ukraine by the end of the year. The Baltic countries, Poland, Finland and Romania have already supported such an initiative on specific promises for the supply of ammunition.

This is stated in the draft conclusion of the EU summit, which will be held on March 23-24.

The document also calls on countries to immediately provide ammunition, including through joint purchases. According to Handelsblatt, the wording of the document has not yet been finalized and may change by the start of the summit.

Earlier it became known that Estonia called on the EU countries to start a joint purchase of ammunition for Ukraine. Such a proposal should be approved at the summit on March 23-24. Later, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov emphasized that for the joint purchase of ammunition, the EU countries need to allocate about 4 billion euros.

When there will be a turning point in favor of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the front

The Russian occupiers repeatedly complained about the lack of ammunition. Now they have reduced the intensity of shelling. In the summer of 2023, Russia is waiting for a “shell stroke”, there will be a serious turning point in the war in favor of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This opinion was expressed by military expert Peter Chernik.

Curious! At the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the US was producing up to 13,000 155mm rounds per month, and now the figure is 20,000. In the summer of 2023, the Americans plan to produce 50 thousand monthly shells.

Russia can still produce a maximum of 4 thousand ammunition per day, although before the war it had more than the United States, the military expert emphasized.

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