Contrary to some military expectations of his army officials, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that his country has enough ammunition to face Russian forces, with the Russian military operation in Ukraine entering its 111th day.
He told Danish reporters at a press conference Tuesday that the Ukrainian army has enough ammunition and weapons.
Fierce battles in the Donbass
But he made it clear that he needs more long-range weapons in order to repel Russian forces, especially in the Donbass region, where fierce battles have been raging for weeks.
These statements came as this region made significant progress for the Russians, amid repeated calls in recent days by Ukrainian officials that the West should send more weapons and long-range defense systems.
“Our ammunition is running out.”
The deputy chief of military intelligence, Vadim Skipetsky, confirmed a few days ago that the ammunition of the Ukrainian forces has started to run out, stressing that the fate of the battles in the east depends on the western weapons of his country.
He also considered that his country’s forces are currently losing to Russia in frontline and have become almost completely dependent on weapons from the West to keep the Russians in trouble.
Interestingly, Russian forces had taken control of many areas of Donetsk, which together with Luhansk made up the eastern Donbass region, but in recent weeks, fighting has intensified violently in Severodonetsk.
Russia aims to control the entire Donbas basin, after being partially seized by pro-Moscow separatists in 2014, with the aim of opening a land corridor connecting the east with Crimea, which in the same year it annexed to the its territory.
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