Ukraine’s military lacks ammunition to fight Russian troops at front
Leonid Polyakov, Legion of Freedom senior lieutenant from the Bakhmut direction, noted that the problem with ammunition has not yet been resolved in Ukraine
He said this on the Espreso TV channel.
"If you recall the first months of the full-scale invasion, namely the battles for Severodonetsk and Lysychansk, the statistics were cited that the Russian troops spent 7 million shells in less than six months. Now they have established production of ammunition, about 2 million per year. And this is 5 times more than before the full-scale invasion," Polyakov said.
According to him, the problem with ammunition in Ukraine has not been resolved yet, and this is felt at the front.
"Our Western partners are assisting us, but not enough. They did not expect such a big war, where such a large amount of ammunition is fired. The decisive factor in the war will be ammunition, drones and precision weapons," Polyakov emphasized.
Ukrainian troops continue their offensive in Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions. Ukraine's defenders have made advances on the southern flank of the Bakhmut direction and in the area near Verbove.
On October 6, the Russian occupiers resumed offensive actions near Kupyansk in Kharkiv region, but according to ISW analysts, degraded groups are not able to conduct full-fledged offensive actions in the area.