According to journalists, the head of the Ministry of Defense Rustem Umerov wrote a letter to his European colleagues. In it, he called for more to be done to meet the commitment to hand over 1 million artillery shells.
Ukraine has warned its partners that it faces a “critical” shortage of artillery ammunition at the front. Bloomberg writes about this.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov wrote to his European Union counterparts this week, journalists said. In it, he said that Ukrainian troops are facing a huge numerical advantage from the enemy. Defense forces cannot fire more than 2,000 shells per day along the entire front line. This is less than a third of the ammunition used by Russian troops.
In addition, the minister added in the letter that the shortage of weapons is becoming a more serious problem every day. Umerov called on his EU colleagues to do more to fulfill the commitment to transfer one million artillery shells to Ukraine. According to the minister, the Defense Forces must at least match the combat power of the enemy.
“Usually the side that has more ammunition for the fight wins,” Umerov noted.
The letter also states that Ukraine needs 200 thousand 155-mm shells per month.
Umerov also said on January 23 that the Russian Federation was sacrificing 400 soldiers in exchange for one square km of Ukrainian land. According to him, the enemy used six times more artillery shells than Ukrainian forces, but despite the resources and advantage in weapons production, the Kremlin was no closer to its strategic goals.