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Ukrainian artillery troops report decrease in shortage of shells at front

Ukrainian artillery troops report decrease in shortage of shells at front At the front, there are already plenty of artillery shells (photo from open sources)

After the resumption of military aid from the US, Ukrainian artillerymen confirmed a reduction in the catastrophic shortage of shells during fighting in the Kharkiv region, reports Reuters.

Military personnel at the front in the northern regions of the Kharkiv region note a higher intensity of fighting compared to the operation near Bakhmut in 2023.

"It's 24/7, their infantry keeps coming, we keep fighting their attacks. At least we are trying to. Whenever possible, we take them down," said Pavlo, a gunner of Ukraine's 92nd Separate Assault brigade operating a howitzer.

He added that he was previously stationed in the Bakhmut area, and now their unit has been moved to the Kharkiv region.

"It's much hotter here. We didn't have shells there. Here, at least we have shells, they started delivering them. We have something to work with, to fight," the serviceman added.

The commander of the brigade's artillery unit, Vitalii, is convinced that there will be no shortage of shells, as everyone understands the importance of maintaining defense.

"Yes, we will be getting ammunition because we are up against a large and serious enemy group. If we can demonstrate now that we are able in such an extreme situation to stop the enemy's big scale assault on Kharkiv and Kharkiv region, the enemy will not dare to think of attacking Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy or Poltava region," he said.

Situation in the Kharkiv region

The Armed Forces have managed to repel most of the Russian attacks and maintain control over 60% of the territory of Vovchansk. However, the Russian army continues to storm and mercilessly shell the city.

The defense forces have stabilized the situation in Vovchansk, although the situation remains difficult.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has announced tangible results in repelling enemy attacks in the Kharkiv region.

Meanwhile, border guards do not rule out Russia's attempts to advance in the Sumy region.