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Britain's security compromised due to ammo shortage after aiding Ukraine

Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 10:13 UTC
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The British House of Commons Defense Committee urged the Government to devise a plan to boost the UK arms industry after a shortage in ammunition was reported due to constant assistance to Ukraine since the Russian invasion a little over a year ago. The House of Commons defense committee also warned that the UK's ammunition stockpile had dropped to a point that it jeopardized the country's security. Read full article


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  • Vladimir

    I am happy Zelensky is a best friend of Putin, because he helps him to deplete the ammo of Nato and the so called collective west... Now any country with a good trained army can attack eg EU and win, because the armaments of this axis of evil is so low with arms... Any muslim country like Egypt, Pakistan, even Indonesia would be able to overthrow Brussels. Go, Zelensky, go, wow, wow, wow...

    Mar 07th, 2023 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Shogun

    I wonder if the boy who lives in the “Unreality Bubble” and often comments on here is reading this article.

    Mar 07th, 2023 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    I'm sure the UK still has enough to sort out the diegos in short order.

    Mar 08th, 2023 - 04:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vladimir

    Well guys, have a look at this. This is kinda serious, or??? Who is to blame? Putin? For the situation in GB now as described by their own people?

    Mar 08th, 2023 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    If this war goes on much longer Lithuania will be able to invade Russia and capture Moscow.

    The Russians are pulling T62 tanks out of storage to replace battlefield losses, where they can only produce about 20 new Tanks a month, which can be destroyed in less than a day.

    Really, T62s on a modern battlefield, just as the Ukrainians get NATO MBTs!

    Head of the Wagner Group says if they don’t get more ammunition soon the whole Bakhmut sector of the front could collapse.

    And they still haven’t captured Bakhmut, despite months of trying and very heavy casualties. And now everything turns to mud in that part of the world.

    But don’t worry, unfettered by any sanction the UK/US/EU will soon ramp up weapons production capacity, indeed they already are.

    Mar 08th, 2023 - 02:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Shogun


    Carefull, you might burst a few bubbles.

    Some people just don't get it

    “ But don’t worry, unfettered by any sanction the UK/US/EU will soon ramp up weapons production capacity, indeed they already are..”

    The UK and US/EU have been running at full capacity for many months, its not enough, Working an extra shift does not cut itt.
    They cannot supply Ukraine with the required artillery shells without depleting their own stocks

    In the case of the UK and EU they need to build factories and train skilled labour plus build extra storage facilities,
    As the article states they need a significant increase in defence spending and a PLAN....

    Mar 08th, 2023 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Another barrage of Russian missiles and drones fired at Ukraine, fired on mass in an attempt to overwhelm Ukrainian air defences (which didn’t exist a year ago) which is shooting down 90% of them.

    Of those that get through at least half hit targets with no military value. Suggesting an accuracy rate of 50% for these weapons.

    Three weeks since the last mass attack because it takes them long to assemble that many missiles and get more drones from Iran. More than enough time for the Ukrainians to have completely repaired their power system.

    Going forward, a few missiles a month actually hitting a real target is not going to bring Ukraine to its knees.

    Oh and apparently the Russians are now firing artillery shells manufactured last October, when this began they were firing shells made years ago, also they are using four times the amount of shells that the Ukrainians are.

    And still Bakhmut holds out.

    Slava Ukrayini

    Mar 09th, 2023 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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