(ANSA) – WASHINGTON, NOV 10 – The United States will purchase artillery shells from South Korea destined for Ukraine. This was revealed by American officials to the Wall Street Journal. This is an unprecedented fact, a sign of Washington’s difficulty in finding weapons to help Kiev in the war against Russia. According to sources, the US will purchase 100,000 155mm rounds, enough to supply Ukrainian troops for several weeks.
Arms purchased from South Korea will allow the United States to continue helping Ukraine without drawing even more from its arms reserves. Just a few hours ago, the Biden administration announced a new $ 400 million package and since the start of the Russian invasion last February, it has sent $ 18 billion in military assistance. Last August, the level of stocks of 155mm artillery shells had dropped to levels that “worried” the Pentagon, the sources add. The agreement with Seoul was reached in early November by South Korean Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. (HANDLE).
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