As Russia increases its attacks in southern and eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian soldiers defending the front line claim that they urgently need more ammunition and planes to win the war.
While Russia has at times fired the enormous amount of 20,000 artillery shells a day, according to some estimates, Ukraine shoots between 6,000 and 7,000 shells.
But at this rate, Ukraine continues to consume ammunition much faster than its allies can supply it.
NATO defense ministers, currently in a two-day meeting in Brussels, have been urged by the head of the military alliance to increase munitions production, but no decision has been made on the supply of warplanes. combat.
“NATO allies are providing unprecedented support to Ukraine, to help maintain its right of self-defense. And from the beginning, we have been working very closely with the European Union, the terms to support Ukraine for as long as it takes. necessary,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Russia is believed to be planning a new offensive shortly, but in the meantime, pressure is mounting near the village of bakhmutthe capture of which would give Russia an important symbolic boost before the first anniversary of the war.
Source: Euronews Español