According to the publication, Kyiv uses artillery shells received from the West almost twice as fast as those produced by the United States and its allies.
“At this rate, Ukraine could reduce US and European reserves to critical levels this summer or fall,” the publication says.
At the same time, experts believe that Russia at this time can increase the production of ammunition. While the US and its allies are also expanding production, they are unlikely to close the dangerous gap “between Russia’s and Ukraine’s firepower in the second half of 2023,” the newspaper notes.
Earlier, retired US officer Brent Eastwood told 19FortyFive that rapid ammunition spending puts the US in a difficult position and Moscow in a more profitable one. According to him, it will take US industry about five years to produce enough cartridges and replenish US warehouses.