Ukraine has obtained a cargo of M109 howitzers from america, replenishing its provides amid its ongoing struggle with Russia.
Ukraine’s Protection Minister Oleksii Reznikov stated the brand new cargo of artillery weaponry has reached Ukraine’s entrance strains, together with the M777 howitzers, FH70 howitzers, and CAESAR SPHs that have been equipped by the U.S., the UK, and France, respectively.
Every of the towed artillery weapons makes use of the 155mm artillery caliber, which is NATO customary.
“I’m additionally glad to announce the information: the 155-mm artillery pool is being replenished,” Reznikov stated in an announcement. “Ukraine has already obtained M109 SPHs in one in all its modifications. This tools is of very prime quality. Its provide was the results of cooperation between a number of nations.”
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“Like several minister in my place, I want I had many extra weapons and as quickly as attainable. As a result of the lives of our individuals are at stake,” Reznikov continued. “On the identical time, we should perceive: within the final month and a half, as an example, we have now obtained extra NATO-standard artillery shells than there are Soviet shells out there!”
The protection minister additionally stated Ukraine obtained anti-ship Harpoon missiles from its Danish companions.
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“I might additionally like to tell that the coastal protection of our nation won’t solely be strengthened by Harpoon missiles – they are going to be utilized by skilled Ukrainian groups,” he added.
Reznikov credited using the “high-quality” weaponry to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who has spent months assembly with worldwide leaders and has led constant negotiations for weapons and provides to help within the protection of his nation.
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“It was merely unattainable to think about [using these weapons] again in March. However in the present day it’s already a actuality which materialized attributable to nice teamwork led by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy,” he wrote.
Kyiv is undoubtedly hoping the artillery provides assist Ukrainians in pushing again Russian forces from the Luhansk area, the place Russian forces have seized management, and the Harpoon missiles might assist in disrupting a Russian naval blockade within the Black Sea.
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“The strategic choice to change to NATO-type heavy weaponry already has a concrete dimension. The cooperation of partnership states that present Ukraine with weapons and tools is already unprecedented,” the protection minister stated.