Kiev’s troops are suffering from a lack of ammunition, the Ukrainian president has said
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. © Handout / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP
Ukraine has not yet accumulated enough resources to stage an offensive, President Vladimir Zelensky has admitted.
In an interview released on Saturday by the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri, Zelensky said that the situation on the frontline “was not good,” explaining that Ukraine was lacking enough ammunition for successful operations.
On the subject of an offensive, the Ukrainian president stated that “we can’t start [it] yet. Without tanks, artillery and [US-supplied rocket launchers] HIMARS, we cannot send our brave soldiers to the front lines.”
“We are waiting for ammunition to arrive from our partners,” he added, claiming that Russian troops had been firing three times as many shells as the Ukrainian side.