NATO Plans on Providing Ukraine With Additional Artillery Shells
On July 7, 2023, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said during a news conference that allies will dial up artillery ammunition supplies to Ukraine
“We have sent unprecedented levels of ammunition, and we continue to make announcements <…> and all this is coordinated in a very good way,” Stoltenberg stated, continuing by noting that Ukraine must to consume “thousands of shells every day.” “There is an enormous need to resupply. And that’s exactly what allies are doing: they are supplying constantly Ukraine with more ammunition, spare parts, maintenance for different artillery systems, armored vehicles, battle tanks, air defenses, and so on,” Stoltenberg commented.
The NATO chief highlighted that this need will “continue to be there,” thereby requiring “continued support” from the alliance. Since NATO boosted production capacity last fall, “things have started to move,” Stoltenberg observed.
Since Russia launched its military incursion into Ukraine on February 24, 2022, The United States and its satrapies in NATO have poured billions of economic and military aid into Ukraine in an effort to drag Russia into a geopolitical quagmire. However, this quixotic geopolitical enterprise has come at a cost.
Namely, in the form of energy shocks brought about by self-inflicted energy sanctions damage launched against Russia and the depletion of ammunition stocks across Western countries. The result has been an increasingly economically shaky Europe that must rely on the US even further for economic and military assistance. In effect, the European continent has become one massive supranational vassal state for the US.
If European leader had a shred of self-respect, they would wrap up this proxy war and compel Russia and Ukraine to reach a negotiated settlement. To reach such a point, however, requires Western capitals be thoroughly purged of neoconservative and neoliberal interventionist thought.