Ukraine running out of ammunition, intelligence official says

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Ukraine is quickly running out of ammunition as it continues to repel the Russian invasion.

Ukrainian Deputy Chief of Military Intelligence Vadym Skibitsky said in an interview that the violent conflict had exhausted the majority of Ukrainian artillery.

Skibitsky said foreign contributions were fueling the battle on the frontline, but Ukraine was still severely underprepared compared to its enemies.

“It all depends now on what [the west] gives us,” Skibitsky said in an interview with the Guardian. “Ukraine has one artillery piece against 10-15 Russian artillery pieces. Our Western partners gave us about 10% of what they had.”

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In this photo released by the Russian Defense Ministry press service issued on Sunday, June 5, a Russian army Pion artillery system fires at a target at an undisclosed location in Ukraine.
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In this photo released by the Russian Defense Ministry press service issued on Sunday, June 5, a Russian army Pion artillery system fires at a target at an undisclosed location in Ukraine.
(Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

The United States, along with its allies, has provided Ukraine with billions of dollars in aid and weapons to defend itself against of Russian President Vladimir Putin invasion.

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“We have almost exhausted all our [artillery] ammunition and now use standard NATO 155 caliber shells. Europe also delivers lower caliber shells, but as Europe runs out the quantity is dwindling.”

Allied leaders are still with Ukraine: last week President Biden said the United States plans to send advanced rocket systems and munitions to the country that will allow it to more accurately strike key targets on the battlefield and has promised not to pressure Ukraine into doing so. concessions.

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A soldier fires a howitzer sight during artillery exercises of the Eastern Operational-Territorial Command of the National Guard of Ukraine, in the Kharkiv region, northeastern Ukraine.

A soldier fires a howitzer sight during artillery exercises of the Eastern Operational-Territorial Command of the National Guard of Ukraine, in the Kharkiv region, northeastern Ukraine.
(Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy/Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

European and other allied countries have taken in millions of refugees displaced by the conflict in which Russia has been accused of war crimes against civilians. The United States has said it is ready to accept around 100,000 refugees.

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And while videos and images of alleged atrocities have shocked the world, domestic crises and nearly three and a half months have drawn attention to Europe’s biggest war since World War II. Today, officials in Kyiv are worried about international “war fatigue”.

Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.

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