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Ukraine will start receiving ammunition in April, this will significantly change dynamics on battlefield - military expert Zgurets

29 March, 2024 Friday
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Director of the Defense Express and military expert Serhiy Zgurets noted that the supply of ammunition to Ukraine will affect the destruction of the Russian forces

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He said this on the Espreso TV channel.

"The negotiation process on the contracting of 1 million rounds of ammunition found by the Czech Republic has been completed. This ammunition will start appearing in Ukraine in April, which is a pretty good timeframe. This suggests that we are really talking about 1 million shells, and this is a significant amount. Even if the infantry needs 300,000 per month, taking into account the promises of supplies from other countries, this will significantly change the dynamics on the battlefield, where the ratio of enemy artillery to ours is 1 to 5. We need to improve this dynamic in our favor," emphasized Zgurets.

According to the military expert, the supply of ammunition will have an impact on the destruction of the Russian forces.

"Because now the best strategy of the Ukrainian side is to prevent Russian offensives, which are reported in the foreign press. To prevent the enemy from accumulating resources by destroying those units that are currently operating on the front line. This is what the Ukrainian Armed Forces are currently doing," added Zgurets.

Czech initiative to purchase ammunition for Ukraine: what is known

On February 17, it became known that the Czech Republic had found sources abroad for hundreds of thousands of artillery rounds that it could deliver to Ukraine in a matter of weeks.

The Netherlands publicly announced their participation by allocating 100 million euros for the purchase of ammunition. France will also join the initiative to procure ammunition for Ukraine outside the EU. Additionally, Germany and Norway have expressed support for the initiative.

On February 22, it became known that Canada was ready to allocate up to $22 million for shells for Ukraine. Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Kroo also announced that the country would finance the Czech initiative with €200 million.

On March 2, the Czech Republic announced that they would be able to make the first deliveries of ammunition to Kyiv within a few weeks.

Later, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė stated that her country would support the Czech Republic's multilateral initiative to purchase and transfer artillery ammunition to Ukraine.

On March 8, Czech President Petr Pavel announced the completion of fundraising for the purchase of ammunition for Ukraine. The government clarified that it was only the first batch of 300,000 shells.

On March 12, the Czech Republic announced the possibility of purchasing another 200,000 artillery shells for Ukraine in addition to the 300,000 already financed.

The Czech government said that artillery shells, which will be purchased at the initiative of Prague, are likely to start arriving in Ukraine in June.

The Czech government said that artillery shells, which will be purchased at the initiative of Prague, are likely to start arriving in Ukraine in June.

Sweden has decided to support the Czech initiative to supply artillery shells to Ukraine and will donate €30 million as part of the next aid package.

On March 15, the Portuguese Defense Ministry announced that it would allocate €100 million to the Czech initiative to find ammunition for Ukraine.

On March 19, Finnish Defense Minister Antti Häkkänen announces that the government will allocate €30 million to purchase ammunition for Ukraine as part of the Czech Republic's initiative.

On March 21, Lipavsky announces that the first 300,000 rounds of ammunition have been received as part of an initiative to purchase them outside the EU and transfer them to Ukraine.

On March 26, Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky said that Ukraine could potentially receive 1.5 million rounds of ammunition as part of the Czech Republic's initiative to purchase ammunition.

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