Pistorious: EU regimes to miss goal of one million artillery shells for Ukraine

Source: Reuters

“The European Union will miss its target of supplying Ukraine with 1 million artillery shells and missiles by next March, German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius said on Tuesday. Arriving at a meeting of EU defence ministers in Brussels, Pistorius also questioned the wisdom of having set the target in March this year, with a 12-month deadline. Pistorius’s comments were the first public admission by a senior European minister that the target would not be met, although diplomats and officials have been expressing scepticism privately for months about the goal. The target was set in response to Ukraine’s urgent and ongoing need for 155 millimetre artillery shells, which have become a key element in its fight against Russia’s invasion as the conflict descended into an intense war of attrition.” (11/14/23)