Ukraine hunts for British factories to deliver artillery shells as counter-attack burns through supply

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Ukraine will need a regular, diverse supply of ammunition, the Royal United Services Institute said. The report said: “One challenge here is that Nato standardisation is not very standardised, with different countries’ howitzers not only having completely different maintenance requirements but also using different charges, fuses and sometimes shells. “The current approach by which each country donates a battery of guns in a piecemeal way is rapidly turning into a logistical nightmare for Ukrainian forces with each battery requiring a separate training, maintenance and logistics pipeline. Making support to Ukraine sustainable requires the provision of one or two kinds of gun and for countries to step up production of the appropriate ammunition.”

Read the Special Report: Ukraine at War: Paving the Road From Survival to Victory, by Dr Jack Watling and Nick Reynolds, 4 July 2022