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Ukrainian army forced to scale back some operations due to lack of Western aid

18 December, 2023 Monday
16:34

General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi claims that the Ukrainian army faced a shortage of artillery shells and was forced to scale back some operations due to a lack of assistance from Western allies

He said this in a comment to Reuters.

"There's a problem with ammunition, especially post-Soviet (shells) - that's 122 mm, 152 mm. And today these problems exist across the entire front line," he said. 

He called the shortage of artillery shells a very big problem, and the reduction in foreign military aid has affected the battlefield.

"The volumes that we have today are not sufficient for us today, given our needs. So, we're redistributing it. We're replanning tasks that we had set for ourselves and making them smaller because we need to provide for them," the general said. 

Tarnavskyi clarified that Ukrainian troops on the southeastern front have gone on the defensive in some areas, but are trying to attack in others. At the same time, the Tavria commander added that Russian troops are also facing problems with ammunition, but did not disclose any details.

  • Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called on Western partners to provide more weapons for Ukrainian defenders and to increase their production.
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