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Ammunition shortage means Ukrainian Armed Forces can only hold line — military expert Kovalenko

4 February, 2024 Sunday
19:42

Oleksandr Kovalenko, military and political observer with the Information Resistance group, says that the Ukrainian Armed Forces will be forced to adopt a defensive stance along the entire front line due to lack of ammunition

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He shared the information on Espreso TV.

"The Ukrainian Armed Forces will not be able to liberate the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine without sufficient ammunition. This is obvious. With a lack of ammunition, the Ukrainian Armed Forces can only hold the line along the entire front line. In addition, in this scenario, we must understand that we will have to give up some positions in certain areas," Kovalenko explained.

The expert noted that this situation will persist until Ukraine’s partners start supplying the necessary amount of ammunition.

"We are not facing critical territorial losses, but neither are we expanding the liberated territories. It's crucial to acknowledge this reality. This status quo will persist on the battlefield until our partners replenish the necessary resources required for victory and the liberation of all territories," he added.

  • On January 31, EU High Representative Josep Borrell said that in 2024 Ukraine would receive at least €21 billion in military aid from the EU.
  • On January 31, media reported that, due to delays in production, European partners will not be able to deliver 1 million rounds of ammunition to Ukraine by March 1, as promised.
  • Ukraine's Defense Minister, Rustem Umerov, has written to his EU counterparts, alerting them to a critical shortage of artillery shells.
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