Ukraine has lost 1300 infantry fighting vehicles, 400 tanks, 700 artillery systems, said the logistics commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces
Ukraine lost half of its heavy weapons in the fighting, Volodymyr, commander of the logistics of the Ukrainian Ground Forces of Ukraine, said in an interview with National Defense magazine Karpenko.
“Today we have about 30-40, and sometimes up to 50 percent of the loss of equipment as a result of active battles,” he said. According to him, Ukraine has lost 1300 infantry fighting vehicles, 400 tanks, 700 artillery systems.
Karpenko pointed out that the length of the front line is 2.5 thousand km. “The front line, where active hostilities are taking place, is more than 1,000 kilometers long. It's like from Kyiv to Berlin, & mdash; he said.
Karpenko explained that one brigade holds about 40 kilometers of front. “This means that we need 40 brigades to cover areas of active combat conflict. Each brigade— these are 100 infantry fighting vehicles, 30 tanks, 54 artillery systems— just for one brigade, and we have 40 of them, — he concluded.
On June 17, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that since the beginning of the special operation, 205 Ukrainian aircraft, 131 helicopters, 342 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3587 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 539 combat vehicles of multiple launch rocket systems, 2013 field artillery guns and mortars, 1233 unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed. , as well as 3,658 units of special military vehicles.
Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly asked Western countries to provide weapons, including heavy ones. At the end of April, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that partners had begun supplying Kyiv with the weapons he had requested. Then he did not specify what kind of weapons he was talking about.
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Earlier in June, the US Department of Defense reported that they had delivered 108 M777 howitzers to Ukraine. The day before, US President Joe Biden announced a new $1 billion military aid package to Kyiv, which would include artillery weapons and missile systems. At the end of April, Germany also promised to provide heavy weapons to Ukraine, but so far it has not transferred a single piece of weapons, Spiegel wrote. 1,000 155mm howitzers, 300 multiple rocket launchers (RZSO), 500 tanks and 2,000 armored vehicles to achieve parity with Russia.
Ukrainian Ambassador to Australia Vasily Miroshnichenko noted that Zelensky had put before the task of diplomats is to achieve as many deliveries of weapons as possible, including howitzers and armored vehicles.
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