Ukrainian forces enjoy artillery shell delivery milestone

An artillery ammunition shortage that haunted Ukraine’s troops throughout a hard winter’s combat with Russia has been eased, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“For the first time in years of war, none of the brigades complain that there is no artillery shell,” Zelensky told Ukrainian media on Friday. “And this has been happening for the past two months. However, much more work still needs to be done.”

That update points to progress in the delivery of Western military equipment, weeks after Congress authorized President Joe Biden to provide additional U.S. military supplies to Ukraine. It’s a particular boon for Ukrainian troops positioned opposite Russian artillery batteries that were equipped for “firing at least five times as many artillery rounds as Ukraine,” according to an April estimate in the New York Times.

“They’re being shipped vast amounts of ammunition, vast amounts of
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