Shell starvation at the front puts the elite 47th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) on the brink of devastating defeat, Military Watch Magazine reported on December 13.

«The lack of ammunition forces soldiers to make impossible decisions related to the choice between life and death,» the article says.

This brigade has an elite status, as it uses the latest equipment transferred by NATO countries. We are talking about German Leopard 2A6 tanks, American Bradley infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) and M109 self-propelled artillery units (ACS). This brigade was supposed to stop the advance of Russian forces to Avdiivka, but failed to cope with this task due to lack of ammunition, the Newspaper clarifies.Ru».

At the same time, the soldier of the elite brigade pointed out that in the summer they had ten times more ammunition.

«Now they bring us shells of different quality from all over the world, and we get only 15 pieces for three days,» he said.

Earlier, on November 8, the White House coordinator for Strategic Communications, John Kirby, said that the United States had spent 96% of the funds allocated to all areas of support for Ukraine. These include the supply of weapons, he noted.

At the same time, Erin McKee, assistant to the head of the US Agency for International Development for European and Eurasian Affairs, reported that the agency had exhausted all reserves for assistance to Ukraine. According to her, since February 2022, the agency has allocated about $ 2 billion for humanitarian assistance to Kiev.

Prior to that, on November 3, White House press Secretary Karin Jean-Pierre said that Washington no longer has the opportunity to sponsor Ukraine at the same level. The US government has exhausted additional budget allocations for assistance to Ukraine and is forced to reduce military supplies, she said.

Western countries have increased military and financial support for Ukraine against the background of the Russian Federation’s special operation to protect Donbass, which was announced by the Russian leader on February 24, 2022, after the situation in the region worsened due to shelling by the Ukrainian military. However, recently, statements about the need to reduce support for Ukraine have been increasingly heard in the West.

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