According to him, the western countries were caught by surprise, waging a war of attrition by proxy and without creating an industrial base for it.
The journalist stressed that artillery ammunition and infantry reserves are of key importance in the Ukrainian conflict. At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin prepared the country’s defense industry in advance for the production of everything necessary.
“The United States and NATO are painfully aware of the fact that Western arsenals are increasingly depleted and there is no industrial capacity to replenish stocks, not to mention the continued supply of weapons to Ukraine,” Yost wrote.
He added that shells, equipment and fighters are the currency of this conflict, and the West is running out of all three, while Russian drones, artillery and aircraft are successfully defeating the military infrastructure of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Earlier, Oleg Soskin, a former adviser to Leonid Kuchma, said Ukraine needs to end the conflict before US aid is cut off. He noted that Washington has already begun to understand that the confrontation has reached a dead end, which is why both Republicans and some Democrats oppose aid to kyiv. Zelenskiy has a month to stop posing as a dictator, Soskin warned.