Ukraine’s great vulnerabilities: ammunition, soldiers and air defense | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Ukraine’s top military commander has issued a gloomy assessment of the army’s positions on the eastern front, saying they have “worsened significantly in recent days.” Russian forces were pushing hard to exploit their growing advantage in personnel and ammunition to break Ukrainian lines, commander Gen. Oleksandr Syrsky said. said in a statement weekend. “Despite … Read more

Dwindling ammunition stocks pose serious threat to Ukraine | ET REALITY

[ad_1] The crew of an artillery position in eastern Ukraine had 33 shells in their ammunition dump, stacked neatly like firewood against a wall. Then came the order to shoot. Twenty minutes later, smoke hung around a howitzer and 17 shells were gone – more than half of the crew’s ammunition. The rapidly depleted stockpile … Read more

Army ammunition factory linked to mass shooting faces new scrutiny | ET REALITY

[ad_1] An agreement between the Army and one of the country’s largest ammunition manufacturers is receiving new scrutiny over a little-known provision that allows a government facility to produce hundreds of millions of bullets for the retail market. For more than a decade, contracts between the Pentagon and a number of private companies have allowed … Read more

The United States sends 1.1 million ammunition seized from Iran to Ukraine | ET REALITY

[ad_1] The US military’s Central Command said in a declaration on Wednesday that earlier this week it had transferred about 1.1 million AK-47 machine gun cartridges confiscated from Iran to the Ukrainian armed forces. Allied naval forces seized ammunition in December, according to the statement, from a “stateless dhow” – essentially an unregistered wind-powered ship … Read more