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KYIV, Ukraine — Russia’s protection chief on Tuesday urged a state firm to double its missile output, as a attainable Ukrainian counteroffensive looms and each side within the 14-month war reportedly really feel an ammunition crunch.

Russian Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu, talking at a gathering with high army brass, mentioned the state-owned Tactical Missiles Company had been fulfilling its contracts in a well timed method.

However, Shoigu added, “proper now it’s essential to double the manufacturing of high-precision weapons within the shortest attainable time.”

Analysts have been making an attempt to determine whether or not Russia is working low on high-precision ammunition, as its missile barrages towards Ukraine have change into much less frequent and smaller in scale.

The U.Okay. Protection Ministry famous in a Tuesday evaluation that “logistics issues stay on the coronary heart of Russia’s struggling marketing campaign in Ukraine.”

“Russia doesn’t have sufficient munitions to attain success on the offensive,” it mentioned.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday described Washington’s newest estimate of Russia’s losses in Ukraine as “spun out of skinny air.”

The White Home mentioned Monday it now estimated that Russia had suffered 100,000 casualties simply since December, together with greater than 20,000 killed, as Ukraine rebuffed a heavy assault by Russian forces in jap Ukraine.

White Home Nationwide Safety Council spokesman John Kirby mentioned the U.S. estimate was based mostly on newly declassified American intelligence. He didn’t clarify how the intelligence neighborhood derived the quantity.

“Washington doesn’t have the chance to present any appropriate numbers. They don’t have such knowledge,” Peskov mentioned.

Later within the day, the Ukrainian army reported that Russian forces launched 30 airstrikes, three missile strikes and eight assaults from a number of rocket launchers Tuesday, leading to casualties among the many civilian inhabitants and injury to civilian infrastructure.

The Common Workers of Ukraine’s armed forces mentioned Russia was persevering with to pay attention its efforts on offensive operations in Ukraine’s industrial east, focusing assaults round Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka within the nation’s Donetsk province.

The prosecutor’s workplace in Ukraine’s southern Kherson province reported that Russian shelling within the regional capital, additionally known as Kherson, and a number of other villages killed three folks and wounded 5.

Ukrainian forces, in the meantime, say they’re readying their very own counteroffensive — and stockpiling ammunition to maintain it alongside doubtlessly lengthy provide traces.

Ukrainian Protection Minister Oleksiy Reznikov mentioned Monday that the “key issues” for the assault’s success had been “the supply of weapons, ready, skilled folks, our defenders and defenders who know their plan at their stage, in addition to offering this offensive with all the mandatory issues — shells, ammunition, gas, safety, and so on.”

“As of immediately, we’re coming into the house stretch, once we can say: ‘Sure, every part is prepared’,” Reznikov mentioned in televised feedback.

Additionally Tuesday, Denmark mentioned it was donating 1.7 billion kroner ($251 million) in support to Ukraine, together with mine clearance autos, munition, discipline bridges and cash for air protection that will likely be wanted for a counteroffensive towards Russian forces which can be dug in behind multilayered defensive traces, together with a whole lot of kilometers (miles) of trenches.

”We all know that the Russians have entrenched themselves within the occupied territories of Ukraine with trenches, minefields and different obstacles to cease a Ukrainian offensive,” performing Danish Protection Minister Troels Lund Poulsen mentioned.

“The fabric within the donation bundle is vital to pave the best way for Ukrainian tanks and the armored infantry within the entrance line.”

In latest months, amid winter climate, the battle has change into slowed down in a warfare of attrition that has depleted ammunition shares.

The Kremlin’s forces took intention at Ukraine’s important infrastructure with long-range strikes, whereas Kyiv has zeroed in on Russian targets with precision artillery supplied by its Western allies.

In February, NATO Secretary-Common Jens Stoltenberg warned that Ukraine was utilizing up ammunition far sooner than its allies might present it.

In accordance with some estimates, Ukraine was at the moment firing as much as 6,000-7,000 artillery shells every day, round a 3rd of the every day quantity that Russia is utilizing nearly one yr into the warfare.

Sporadic nighttime Russian shelling continued to hit Ukrainian areas early Tuesday, officers mentioned. At the least seven civilians had been wounded, authorities mentioned. ___

Observe AP’s protection of the warfare in Ukraine at https://apnews.com/hub/russia-ukraine

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KYIV, Ukraine — Russia’s protection chief on Tuesday urged a state firm to double its missile output, as a attainable Ukrainian counteroffensive looms and each side within the 14-month war reportedly really feel an ammunition crunch.

Russian Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu, talking at a gathering with high army brass, mentioned the state-owned Tactical Missiles Company had been fulfilling its contracts in a well timed method.

However, Shoigu added, “proper now it’s essential to double the manufacturing of high-precision weapons within the shortest attainable time.”

Analysts have been making an attempt to determine whether or not Russia is working low on high-precision ammunition, as its missile barrages towards Ukraine have change into much less frequent and smaller in scale.

The U.Okay. Protection Ministry famous in a Tuesday evaluation that “logistics issues stay on the coronary heart of Russia’s struggling marketing campaign in Ukraine.”

“Russia doesn’t have sufficient munitions to attain success on the offensive,” it mentioned.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday described Washington’s newest estimate of Russia’s losses in Ukraine as “spun out of skinny air.”

The White Home mentioned Monday it now estimated that Russia had suffered 100,000 casualties simply since December, together with greater than 20,000 killed, as Ukraine rebuffed a heavy assault by Russian forces in jap Ukraine.

White Home Nationwide Safety Council spokesman John Kirby mentioned the U.S. estimate was based mostly on newly declassified American intelligence. He didn’t clarify how the intelligence neighborhood derived the quantity.

“Washington doesn’t have the chance to present any appropriate numbers. They don’t have such knowledge,” Peskov mentioned.

Later within the day, the Ukrainian army reported that Russian forces launched 30 airstrikes, three missile strikes and eight assaults from a number of rocket launchers Tuesday, leading to casualties among the many civilian inhabitants and injury to civilian infrastructure.

The Common Workers of Ukraine’s armed forces mentioned Russia was persevering with to pay attention its efforts on offensive operations in Ukraine’s industrial east, focusing assaults round Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka within the nation’s Donetsk province.

The prosecutor’s workplace in Ukraine’s southern Kherson province reported that Russian shelling within the regional capital, additionally known as Kherson, and a number of other villages killed three folks and wounded 5.

Ukrainian forces, in the meantime, say they’re readying their very own counteroffensive — and stockpiling ammunition to maintain it alongside doubtlessly lengthy provide traces.

Ukrainian Protection Minister Oleksiy Reznikov mentioned Monday that the “key issues” for the assault’s success had been “the supply of weapons, ready, skilled folks, our defenders and defenders who know their plan at their stage, in addition to offering this offensive with all the mandatory issues — shells, ammunition, gas, safety, and so on.”

“As of immediately, we’re coming into the house stretch, once we can say: ‘Sure, every part is prepared’,” Reznikov mentioned in televised feedback.

Additionally Tuesday, Denmark mentioned it was donating 1.7 billion kroner ($251 million) in support to Ukraine, together with mine clearance autos, munition, discipline bridges and cash for air protection that will likely be wanted for a counteroffensive towards Russian forces which can be dug in behind multilayered defensive traces, together with a whole lot of kilometers (miles) of trenches.

”We all know that the Russians have entrenched themselves within the occupied territories of Ukraine with trenches, minefields and different obstacles to cease a Ukrainian offensive,” performing Danish Protection Minister Troels Lund Poulsen mentioned.

“The fabric within the donation bundle is vital to pave the best way for Ukrainian tanks and the armored infantry within the entrance line.”

In latest months, amid winter climate, the battle has change into slowed down in a warfare of attrition that has depleted ammunition shares.

The Kremlin’s forces took intention at Ukraine’s important infrastructure with long-range strikes, whereas Kyiv has zeroed in on Russian targets with precision artillery supplied by its Western allies.

In February, NATO Secretary-Common Jens Stoltenberg warned that Ukraine was utilizing up ammunition far sooner than its allies might present it.

In accordance with some estimates, Ukraine was at the moment firing as much as 6,000-7,000 artillery shells every day, round a 3rd of the every day quantity that Russia is utilizing nearly one yr into the warfare.

Sporadic nighttime Russian shelling continued to hit Ukrainian areas early Tuesday, officers mentioned. At the least seven civilians had been wounded, authorities mentioned. ___

Observe AP’s protection of the warfare in Ukraine at https://apnews.com/hub/russia-ukraine

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KYIV, Ukraine — Russia’s protection chief on Tuesday urged a state firm to double its missile output, as a attainable Ukrainian counteroffensive looms and each side within the 14-month war reportedly really feel an ammunition crunch.

Russian Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu, talking at a gathering with high army brass, mentioned the state-owned Tactical Missiles Company had been fulfilling its contracts in a well timed method.

However, Shoigu added, “proper now it’s essential to double the manufacturing of high-precision weapons within the shortest attainable time.”

Analysts have been making an attempt to determine whether or not Russia is working low on high-precision ammunition, as its missile barrages towards Ukraine have change into much less frequent and smaller in scale.

The U.Okay. Protection Ministry famous in a Tuesday evaluation that “logistics issues stay on the coronary heart of Russia’s struggling marketing campaign in Ukraine.”

“Russia doesn’t have sufficient munitions to attain success on the offensive,” it mentioned.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday described Washington’s newest estimate of Russia’s losses in Ukraine as “spun out of skinny air.”

The White Home mentioned Monday it now estimated that Russia had suffered 100,000 casualties simply since December, together with greater than 20,000 killed, as Ukraine rebuffed a heavy assault by Russian forces in jap Ukraine.

White Home Nationwide Safety Council spokesman John Kirby mentioned the U.S. estimate was based mostly on newly declassified American intelligence. He didn’t clarify how the intelligence neighborhood derived the quantity.

“Washington doesn’t have the chance to present any appropriate numbers. They don’t have such knowledge,” Peskov mentioned.

Later within the day, the Ukrainian army reported that Russian forces launched 30 airstrikes, three missile strikes and eight assaults from a number of rocket launchers Tuesday, leading to casualties among the many civilian inhabitants and injury to civilian infrastructure.

The Common Workers of Ukraine’s armed forces mentioned Russia was persevering with to pay attention its efforts on offensive operations in Ukraine’s industrial east, focusing assaults round Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka within the nation’s Donetsk province.

The prosecutor’s workplace in Ukraine’s southern Kherson province reported that Russian shelling within the regional capital, additionally known as Kherson, and a number of other villages killed three folks and wounded 5.

Ukrainian forces, in the meantime, say they’re readying their very own counteroffensive — and stockpiling ammunition to maintain it alongside doubtlessly lengthy provide traces.

Ukrainian Protection Minister Oleksiy Reznikov mentioned Monday that the “key issues” for the assault’s success had been “the supply of weapons, ready, skilled folks, our defenders and defenders who know their plan at their stage, in addition to offering this offensive with all the mandatory issues — shells, ammunition, gas, safety, and so on.”

“As of immediately, we’re coming into the house stretch, once we can say: ‘Sure, every part is prepared’,” Reznikov mentioned in televised feedback.

Additionally Tuesday, Denmark mentioned it was donating 1.7 billion kroner ($251 million) in support to Ukraine, together with mine clearance autos, munition, discipline bridges and cash for air protection that will likely be wanted for a counteroffensive towards Russian forces which can be dug in behind multilayered defensive traces, together with a whole lot of kilometers (miles) of trenches.

”We all know that the Russians have entrenched themselves within the occupied territories of Ukraine with trenches, minefields and different obstacles to cease a Ukrainian offensive,” performing Danish Protection Minister Troels Lund Poulsen mentioned.

“The fabric within the donation bundle is vital to pave the best way for Ukrainian tanks and the armored infantry within the entrance line.”

In latest months, amid winter climate, the battle has change into slowed down in a warfare of attrition that has depleted ammunition shares.

The Kremlin’s forces took intention at Ukraine’s important infrastructure with long-range strikes, whereas Kyiv has zeroed in on Russian targets with precision artillery supplied by its Western allies.

In February, NATO Secretary-Common Jens Stoltenberg warned that Ukraine was utilizing up ammunition far sooner than its allies might present it.

In accordance with some estimates, Ukraine was at the moment firing as much as 6,000-7,000 artillery shells every day, round a 3rd of the every day quantity that Russia is utilizing nearly one yr into the warfare.

Sporadic nighttime Russian shelling continued to hit Ukrainian areas early Tuesday, officers mentioned. At the least seven civilians had been wounded, authorities mentioned. ___

Observe AP’s protection of the warfare in Ukraine at https://apnews.com/hub/russia-ukraine

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KYIV, Ukraine — Russia’s protection chief on Tuesday urged a state firm to double its missile output, as a attainable Ukrainian counteroffensive looms and each side within the 14-month war reportedly really feel an ammunition crunch.

Russian Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu, talking at a gathering with high army brass, mentioned the state-owned Tactical Missiles Company had been fulfilling its contracts in a well timed method.

However, Shoigu added, “proper now it’s essential to double the manufacturing of high-precision weapons within the shortest attainable time.”

Analysts have been making an attempt to determine whether or not Russia is working low on high-precision ammunition, as its missile barrages towards Ukraine have change into much less frequent and smaller in scale.

The U.Okay. Protection Ministry famous in a Tuesday evaluation that “logistics issues stay on the coronary heart of Russia’s struggling marketing campaign in Ukraine.”

“Russia doesn’t have sufficient munitions to attain success on the offensive,” it mentioned.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday described Washington’s newest estimate of Russia’s losses in Ukraine as “spun out of skinny air.”

The White Home mentioned Monday it now estimated that Russia had suffered 100,000 casualties simply since December, together with greater than 20,000 killed, as Ukraine rebuffed a heavy assault by Russian forces in jap Ukraine.

White Home Nationwide Safety Council spokesman John Kirby mentioned the U.S. estimate was based mostly on newly declassified American intelligence. He didn’t clarify how the intelligence neighborhood derived the quantity.

“Washington doesn’t have the chance to present any appropriate numbers. They don’t have such knowledge,” Peskov mentioned.

Later within the day, the Ukrainian army reported that Russian forces launched 30 airstrikes, three missile strikes and eight assaults from a number of rocket launchers Tuesday, leading to casualties among the many civilian inhabitants and injury to civilian infrastructure.

The Common Workers of Ukraine’s armed forces mentioned Russia was persevering with to pay attention its efforts on offensive operations in Ukraine’s industrial east, focusing assaults round Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka within the nation’s Donetsk province.

The prosecutor’s workplace in Ukraine’s southern Kherson province reported that Russian shelling within the regional capital, additionally known as Kherson, and a number of other villages killed three folks and wounded 5.

Ukrainian forces, in the meantime, say they’re readying their very own counteroffensive — and stockpiling ammunition to maintain it alongside doubtlessly lengthy provide traces.

Ukrainian Protection Minister Oleksiy Reznikov mentioned Monday that the “key issues” for the assault’s success had been “the supply of weapons, ready, skilled folks, our defenders and defenders who know their plan at their stage, in addition to offering this offensive with all the mandatory issues — shells, ammunition, gas, safety, and so on.”

“As of immediately, we’re coming into the house stretch, once we can say: ‘Sure, every part is prepared’,” Reznikov mentioned in televised feedback.

Additionally Tuesday, Denmark mentioned it was donating 1.7 billion kroner ($251 million) in support to Ukraine, together with mine clearance autos, munition, discipline bridges and cash for air protection that will likely be wanted for a counteroffensive towards Russian forces which can be dug in behind multilayered defensive traces, together with a whole lot of kilometers (miles) of trenches.

”We all know that the Russians have entrenched themselves within the occupied territories of Ukraine with trenches, minefields and different obstacles to cease a Ukrainian offensive,” performing Danish Protection Minister Troels Lund Poulsen mentioned.

“The fabric within the donation bundle is vital to pave the best way for Ukrainian tanks and the armored infantry within the entrance line.”

In latest months, amid winter climate, the battle has change into slowed down in a warfare of attrition that has depleted ammunition shares.

The Kremlin’s forces took intention at Ukraine’s important infrastructure with long-range strikes, whereas Kyiv has zeroed in on Russian targets with precision artillery supplied by its Western allies.

In February, NATO Secretary-Common Jens Stoltenberg warned that Ukraine was utilizing up ammunition far sooner than its allies might present it.

In accordance with some estimates, Ukraine was at the moment firing as much as 6,000-7,000 artillery shells every day, round a 3rd of the every day quantity that Russia is utilizing nearly one yr into the warfare.

Sporadic nighttime Russian shelling continued to hit Ukrainian areas early Tuesday, officers mentioned. At the least seven civilians had been wounded, authorities mentioned. ___

Observe AP’s protection of the warfare in Ukraine at https://apnews.com/hub/russia-ukraine

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