The EU hopes to sign off another €500 million to fund member states’ weapons deliveries to Kyiv – KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS © Provided by The Telegraph
The European Union has delivered only a third of the one million artillery shells it had promised to Ukraine, as the bloc’s plan to ramp up munition production falls behind schedule.
Brussels has supplied Kyiv with about 300,000 rounds of 155mm ammunition since signing off on the scheme to bolster its dwindling stocks earlier this year, Bloomberg reported.
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Update #1: Promised One Million Artillery Shells To Ukraine, EU ‘Falls Apart’ In Arming Kyiv, Achieves Only 30% Goal (EurAsian Times)
Update #2: Ukraine’s Missing EU Ammunition Could Hand Russia Advantage (Bloomberg)
WNU Editor: Here is a good explanation on why there is an artillery short fall and why it cannot be fixed anytime soon …. Ukrainian MP reveals global ammunition crisis, impossibility of quick fixes (The New Voice of Ukraine)