July 19, 2024
In terms of support, he emphasized the importance of financing, stating, “It is in the interest of our partners like the US and the UK to fund our industry – and let us produce more to win the war.”

Ukraine’s Ammo Needs Beyond Single Country’s Capacity

The minister of strategic industries has disclosed that Ukrainian defense industry capabilities are several times larger than the funding available to support it,“so right now we have to cherry-pick.”

Oleksandr Kamyshin, the Minister of Strategic Industries, stated in an interview with The Independent media outlet that amidst a brutal artillery war with Russia, Ukraine requires an amount of ammunition that “no single country can deliver.”

He said that even the United States couldn’t deliver the needed ammunition.

As the war entered its third year, Ukraine ramped up cost-effective methods to bolster its defenses and significantly increased domestic production, with a threefold surge in 2023 and plans for a sixfold boost this year.

Ukraine’s Defense Minister, Rustem Umerov, disclosed over the weekend that half of the pledged military aid from Western allies is arriving late, “costing lives and territory.”

Ukraine has received only a third of the one million artillery shells the European Union had committed to delivering by March of last year.

President Volodymyr Zelensky recently acknowledged that daily, Russian forces unleash an average of seven times more munitions on Ukrainian troops than they can retaliate with. Recent reports suggest that Ukraine has been forced to limit its forces to firing just 2,000 artillery rounds per day.

“Capable of making more, but don’t have the funding for it.”

“Our defense industry capabilities are several times larger than the funding available to support it, so right now, we have to cherry-pick,” Kamyshin told The Independent. “We are capable of making more, but we don’t have the funding for it.”

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