The war between Israel and Hamas has led to a slowdown in the supply of shells to Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday, AFP reports, according to Agerpres.
“In the Middle East, what do you think they started buying first? 155 caliber shells. Our reserves have dwindled,” he said.
Israel, which receives military support from the United States, has been relentlessly bombing the Gaza Strip since Hamas fighters massacred hundreds of civilians in an unprecedented attack in early October.
President Zelensky also stated that Russia is stockpiling missiles for attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure during the winter. “I think they’re stockpiling (missiles), but they don’t have more missiles than before. Otherwise, they would have already started bombing,” he told a small group of journalists.
“I think we are better prepared for winter than before,” Zelenskiy said. “But I don’t think that Russia will use fewer weapons.(…) The winter will be difficult”, he appreciated.
“As far as air defense is concerned, we are in a better situation than last winter,” Zelenskiy added.
Ukraine is expecting a new campaign of Russian attacks on its energy grid, as was already the case last winter, when millions of Ukrainians were left without heat or electricity in freezing temperatures.
Editor : C.L.B.