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Ukraine expects sufficient number of shells by April, PM states

Ukraine expects sufficient number of shells by April, PM states Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal (Photo: Vitalii Nosach-RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

Ukraine expects that starting from April, allies will transfer a sufficient quantity of artillery shells. In particular, this will be possible thanks to the initiative of Czechia, announces Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal, at a press conference during a visit to Luxembourg.

"We hope that this Czech initiative, which Luxembourg joined, will help us, and beginning since (from) April we will have enough ammunition to deter our frontline," the Prime Minister notes.

He also specifies that Ukraine counts on the supply of long and medium-range missiles. This is necessary to disrupt the logistics of the Russians in temporarily occupied territories.

"It is also crucially important, (just) as the artillery shells are for us," emphasizes the head of government.

Czech initiative

Last month, Czech President Petr Pavel announced that his country had found 800,000 shells for Ukraine outside the European Union. However, funding needs to be secured for such supplies.

Already in March, the media reported that almost all the necessary funds had been allocated for the supply of shells to our defenders in Western countries.

On March 11, Pavel clarified that the supply of shells to Ukraine could start within a few weeks.

It should be noted that Ukrainian defenders currently lack artillery shells. Because of this, it becomes increasingly difficult for them to repel attacks by Russian occupiers. Recently, the Ukrainian Armed Forces had to retreat from Avdiivka and several other settlements.