The US has already provided Ukraine with 0.5 million shells, but more artillery and ammunition are needed, - Austin

The US has already provided Ukraine with 0.5 million shells, but more artillery and ammunition are needed, – Austin

This was stated by US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin at the fifth meeting in the Rammstein format, informs Air Force.

“The USA, for example, provided almost half a million ammunition for 155 mm artillery,” he noted.

Also at the meeting, negotiations were held on the priorities in Ukraine’s self-defense.

“Right now, Ukraine urgently needs more artillery systems and ammunition. It also needs air defense, coastal defense and other critical equipment,” Austin said.

Austin added that the U.S. and its NATO allies will discuss how to provide the Ukrainian military with what they need most at the next meeting of the contact group.

After all, Russia also feels the lack of ammunition.

Pentagon representative John Kirby said today that the Russian Ministry of Defense has to purchase artillery ammunition from the DPRK. He spoke of “millions of ammunition [для стрілецької зброї]rockets and artillery shells”.

  • Austin in Ramstein also announced that the United States of America will allocate a new package of “military aid” to Ukraine in the amount of $675 million. Subsequently, the Pentagon clarified the list of weapons that will arrive.
  • In addition, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visited Kyiv and announced the provision of more than $2 billion in aid to Ukraine and other countries threatened by Russia.

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