Ex-Colonel Kansian announced the depletion of US stocks of HIMARS missiles for Ukraine.
Former colonel of the US Marine Corps, senior adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies Mark Kansian said that the United States will soon not be able to supply certain types of ammunition to Ukraine, writes AFP.
Kansian clarifies that supplies are running out faster than they can be replenished. In particular, this concerns stockpiles of missiles for HIMARS systems.
“If the United States sends a third of this stock to Ukraine (as was the case with Javelins and Stingers), Ukraine will receive 8,000 to 10,000 missiles. This stock will probably last for several months, but when the stocks are depleted, there will be no replacement for them”, said Kanchian, who previously handled arms purchases for the US government.
Kansian notes that recovery to the level that preceded the start of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine “could take years.”
AFP also cites a U.S. military official who said on condition of anonymity that Kyiv’s need for munitions was “much more than expected.”
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