A number of NATO countries have exhausted their stockpiles of weapons to transfer to Ukraine - NYT

A number of NATO countries have exhausted their stockpiles of weapons to transfer to Ukraine – NYT

The rest of the countries can continue to supply and give even more weapons.  Among them are France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. photo: UNIAN

Out of 30 NATO member countries, 20 have already exhausted their stockpiles of weapons that could be supplied to Ukraine.

This is reported by the publication The New York Timeswith reference to the NATO representative.

As the publication notes, the rest of the countries can continue to supply and give even more. Among them are France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

It is known that, in general, NATO countries have already provided Ukraine with weapons worth about 40 billion dollars, which is approximately equal to the annual defense budget of France.

According to media reports, France alone transferred 18 Caesar howitzers to Ukraine, which is approximately 20% of its own artillery.

At the same time, Germany previously stated that it has almost exhausted the possibilities to help Ukraine, and Italy does not plan new supplies, Defense Minister Guido Crozetto reported in early November.

In turn, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg earlier this week called on the alliance to increase the production of weapons for transfer to Ukraine, as NATO has exhausted most of its stockpiles of weapons and ammunition.

The Secretary General of the Alliance stated that in this way each country could increase defense spending to 2% of GDP by 2024.

At the same time, the NYT writes that the Russians also have their own problems with replenishment of weapons.

It says they currently use fewer artillery shells, “but they have a lot of them, even if some are old and less reliable.” Moscow is also trying to ramp up military production and is looking to buy missiles from North Korea and more cheap drones from Iran.

We will remind that the day before Luxembourg handed over Primoco One 150 drones, which were manufactured in the Czech Republic, to the Armed Forces.

At the same time, Lithuania is completing the repair of self-propelled guns, which Ukraine uses in the war.

Also, Norway will allocate 15 million dollars for the EU training mission for Ukrainian defenders.

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