The United States plans to soon transfer eight more multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to Ukraine. David Ignatius, columnist for The Washington Post writes about this in an article published on the newspaper’s website. According to him, Washington believes that this, even taking into account the four already sent, will not be enough.
“Twelve is not enough. They are not even close. It looks like we continue to hold back, and all that is happening is prolonging the war.”— leads Ignatius words of retired Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, who commanded the US Army in Europe.
Referencing another military official, Ignatius writes that he compares US supplies to “scooping with teaspoons when you need buckets” to outnumber Russian forces. The journalist adds that it also takes time to train the Ukrainian military. Someone from the Pentagon told him that the first group of Ukrainian troops would complete training on the use of HIMARS on Wednesday, and the system would be deployed next week. Another group will follow after her.
Speaking about the M777 howitzer ammunition previously sent by America, the military said that Ukraine would allegedly have enough of them for another 30-40 days, and “because they somehow quickly used up.” The states want the APU to always have a month’s supply.