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Financial Times: Europe is running out of weapons because of Ukraine

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Regular supply of Ukraine weapons and ammunition is fraught with the risk of depleting the stocks of weapons in European states. This is reported by the Financial Times.


The situation around arms supplies to Ukraine is becoming more and more complicated. Already, Europe is in danger of being unprepared for armed clashes, as stockpiles of weapons are coming to an end.

European states failed to find a large number tanks, multiple launch rocket systems, artillery pieces for their transfer to Ukraine. Almost all of the Soviet weapons that were in the warehouses of the states of Eastern Europe were transferred to the Ukrainian army. But there are not so many new weapons left in Europe, especially if we talk about the countries of Eastern and Southern Europe.

Meanwhile, weapons transferred to Ukraine are often simply destroyed by Russian strikes, without even having time to be involved in hostilities. Even the facts of the sale of new types of weapons to the Russian side have been revealed, and the Ukrainian military themselves do this, who thus profit from the supplies.

The United States, by the way, is not yet in a hurry to fulfill its promises to the Europeans about the supply of new weapons to European countries in exchange for Soviet stocks given to Ukraine.
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  1. Maz
    Maz 18 July 2022 11: 36
    +9
    Right now, the stocks of dollars and euros will run out, and it will be the very thing, without weapons, without money and without an army, and winter is coming soon and the gas is still not pumping through the pipes, and it won’t be long before the revolution.
    1. Vasilenko Vladimir
      Vasilenko Vladimir 18 July 2022 11: 57
      +4
      Quote: Maz
      Right now, the stocks of dollars and euros will run out

      print, it's faster than tanks to do
      1. EXPrompt
        EXPrompt 18 July 2022 12: 39
        +5
        They will print .. and .. then what ..
        Their tank factories were liquidated under Obama
        They have 2 repair plants left for the whole of America, as far as I remember there is a gigantic staff .. as many as 550 workers.
        The whole joke is that when you write down in your ground strategy since the 90s that the tanks are outdated, after 30 years you naturally get the result, the complete destruction of the tank industry and the tank building school.
        And the tank is materials science, metal science, the work of scientific specialties, and it is tank design bureaus, etc., etc. You, like a gap of 30 years, are liquidating in a reasonable time.
      2. zloybond
        zloybond 18 July 2022 17: 47
        0
        They can say anything, even that the cartridges are over. But we are not in those warehouses, we do not own the facts, so we mumble from mouth to mouth - End-cha-et-sya!
        In reality, these are just words. hi
        Because the gunners of the Armed Forces of Ukraine also say that the shells are running out, but there are enough missiles and shells for the bombing of Donetsk and other peaceful cities - Therefore, you should not believe the words and joyfully repeat this divorce out loud.
    2. Ilya-spb
      Ilya-spb 18 July 2022 12: 03
      +8

      Soon in all cities and towns of Ukraine the song will be relevant:
      1. igorbrsv
        igorbrsv 18 July 2022 12: 20
        +2
        wassat where did you dig it up? I have never seen wassat
        But relevant as wassat
        1. shapkin ushankin
          shapkin ushankin 18 July 2022 12: 28
          +4
          Film "Bumbarash"...
          1. igorbrsv
            igorbrsv 18 July 2022 12: 37
            0
            The name is familiar. In the evening I will review good
      2. The comment was deleted.
    3. Thrifty
      Thrifty 18 July 2022 12: 40
      +1
      Europe, either itself will begin to massively replenish stocks of weapons, producing them at home, or the Yankees will oblige Euroslaves to purchase all American weapons and military equipment.
    4. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 18 July 2022 13: 09
      +2
      Quote: Maz
      Right now, the stocks of dollars and euros will run out, and it will be the very thing, without weapons, without money and without an army, and winter is coming soon and the gas is still not pumping through the pipes, and it won’t be long before the revolution.

      The US authorities are changing the scheme for supplying weapons to Ukraine - now President Biden can provide military assistance to Kyiv for $ 11 billion within one fiscal year without congressional approval. This is 110 times more than the previous limit. In the States themselves, in this regard, they immediately remembered the corruption scandals of the Biden family. Why did Washington want to supply weapons to Ukraine quickly and quietly?
      The American public is becoming increasingly irritated by the involvement of the United States in the conflict in Ukraine, so the White House and Congress have moved to a more secretive approach to providing military and any other assistance to Kyiv, writes The American Conservative columnist Bradley Devlin. “A billion here, another one there, or maybe two if they kindly ask. The money and equipment is getting harder to trace, but the shipments continue,” he lamented.
      Moreover, an unnamed senior US Department of Defense official said that the administration of US President Joe Biden intends to provide the Ukrainians with four more HIMARS highly mobile missile systems, additional ammunition for these systems, 1000 rounds of 155-mm artillery ammunition, explosive ammunition, counter-battery systems, as well as three tactical vehicles, spare parts and other equipment.
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 18 July 2022 11: 38
    +2
    Regular supply of weapons and ammunition to Ukraine is fraught with the risk of depletion of weapons stocks of European states. This is reported by the Financial Times.
    Come on ... those who are not small babosiks will get fucked on this, do not care about everything and ABSOLUTELY!
    Taxes will be torn off more, something will be printed and stamped with all sorts of different things, at VERY ATTRACTIVE PRICES !!!
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 18 July 2022 11: 47
      +4
      Quote: rocket757
      Come on ... those who are not small babosiks will get fucked on this, do not care about everything and ABSOLUTELY!

      agree

      Behind this "lack of weapons" is the whining of the NATO military, who still imagine the Russian threat

      and the drool of the Western military-industrial complex, which kicks its politicians in the ass with shipments "to help Ukraine" and new orders for weapons
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 18 July 2022 12: 06
        +1
        Someone loses, and someone finds.
        Always the same song.
  3. HAM
    HAM 18 July 2022 11: 39
    +1
    American "America" ​​discovered?? "Everything has been stolen before us...."@
  4. kor1vet1974
    kor1vet1974 18 July 2022 11: 40
    +2
    Europe is running out of weapons because of Ukraine
    Who said it would be easy? Nothing lasts forever under the moon, even weapons .. smile
  5. Hey
    Hey 18 July 2022 11: 43
    -3
    I do not believe. If they want, they will turn on the printing press, and they will rivet anything. I repeat, there would be a desire.
    1. Romario_Argo
      Romario_Argo 18 July 2022 11: 52
      -2
      why print(?) VAT on what (?)
      for example, in Russia, the balance payable to the budget per year for VAT = 4,5 trillion rubles. 25% of the budget
      there is also a 20% income tax
      the same Germany will simply raise the VAT rate from 19 to 20% and cancel the preferential 7% by raising it
  6. Fisherman
    Fisherman 18 July 2022 11: 48
    +3
    Wrong wording. Europe is running out of old Soviet weapons. But the European new weapons do not end, but are smeared on the territories from which the old Soviet ones are exported to Ukraine. What is decreasing is MANPADS and ATGMs, yes, the warehouses have been seriously cleaned up, which reduces the tank protection of Europe and weakens front-line air defense. But they understand that we will not go to Lisbon and can afford to reduce the density of EU weapons. Here the victims are the Poles, they had plans to enter the West, but with such a shortage of heavy weapons in the EU, their offensive and defensive potential fell to the point of unwillingness to go against the Russian Army.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 18 July 2022 12: 14
      -10
      "which reduces the tank security of Europe" ///
      ---
      From whose tanks?
      Except Russian, there are no others.
      And their number also decreases in the course of SVO. Inevitable combat losses.
      Therefore, the proportion: ATGMs - tanks is respected. Less ATGMs - fewer tanks.
      1. Fisherman
        Fisherman 18 July 2022 13: 53
        +1
        Too many ATGMs were resold to Africa ... and the "users" are so illiterate that they "trained" on trees and drones with expensive systems, each tank took several ATGMs, and even then not always with the desired result. So the coefficient of anti-tank systems for loshars is completely losharsky!
      2. Maz
        Maz 18 July 2022 14: 45
        0
        Quote: voyaka uh
        "which reduces the tank security of Europe" ///
        ---
        From whose tanks?
        Except Russian, there are no others.
        And their number also decreases in the course of SVO. Inevitable combat losses.
        Therefore, the proportion: ATGMs - tanks is respected. Less ATGMs - fewer tanks.

        Warrior, ukroreykh not Arabs,
        and Russia is not Israel, do not be confused, we still have so much in NZ that it will be enough for gay Europe and Africa and Asia. Forgot that you have nothing of your own from the resources? Do you think the same is true in Russia? You look at the pictures of the storage bases at your leisure. Ptur is good when it is and a trained and motivated fighter uses it, but what is the motivation in ukroreikh? The trainees were knocked out, soon the Volkssturm will fill the trenches with meat. And there are much more of our Russian "Ukrainians" than yours. Take my word for it. So, with the birds in the ukroreich, everything is fine. There will be fewer of them, and more and more of our tanks. And there’s nothing to say about Europe, and when winter comes and the leaves fall off, you can forget about the birds on the wide Ukrainian lands and fields. It will be solid - Glory to the Russian Air Force !! Or can you tell us about the stingers and their ratio to the aircraft and helicopter fleet?
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 18 July 2022 15: 57
          -4
          "You look at the pictures of the storage bases at your leisure" ///
          ----
          I saw online...
          It would be better if they were not shown to anyone - the videos are like a dump. stop
          It is clear why the T-62s are storming the Donbass. They were not dismantled for parts, like the T-72
          1. Maz
            Maz 18 July 2022 16: 21
            +3
            The warrior is here on military review, there was a special article about the T62, and why it is beneficial to use them in the Donbass, you read at your leisure. There are many interesting arguments in there. And we also saw the dumps of Israeli abandoned armored vehicles. Your landfills are too small, you can't even assemble an iron tank from them in case of war. Not to mention steel and stuff. There you even sent Biden to three funny letters, and rightly so, your own skin is closer to the body. And in the storage warehouses we have around 10 tanks, only tanks, efficient and very deadly. And there is no need to measure the European TVD with Israeli deserts, single palm trees and the lack of rain.
  7. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 18 July 2022 11: 50
    +1
    The United States, by the way, is not yet in a hurry to fulfill its promises to the Europeans about the supply of new weapons to European countries in exchange for Soviet stocks given to Ukraine.

    And the panship was so tired of waiting for new Abrams. They all raked out their stocks and it is not known when the replacement will be. And they trust the owner so much. laughing
  8. demiurg
    demiurg 18 July 2022 11: 50
    +9
    The problem with Western weapons is that they are expensive. But it was not always so. During the confrontation between the ATS and NATO, the price tags for weapons were comparable. Because the chances of a total war were very non-zero.
    When the problem of the war of survival was gone, the West rested on the survival of the soldier at any cost. Infantry fighting vehicles and MCIs weighing 40+ tons and as high as a diesel locomotive appeared, tanks boldly march towards 70+ tons.
    Mine protection is valued higher than side protection from a projectile. The principle of reasonable sufficiency was forgotten so as not to spoil the news with losses.

    What am I talking about, if something suddenly happens, not a single Western country will be able to massively build armored vehicles, aircraft, or high-precision weapons to make up for the losses of the conflict at least at the level of NWO.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 18 July 2022 14: 05
      -5
      "not a single Western country will be able to massively build armored vehicles, aviation, or high-precision weapons" ///
      ----
      It's right.
      But a return to mass cheap weapons will not help win. He needs a lot of "expendable", "cheap" soldiers.
      And where to get them? Demographics are not favorable.
      Let's say the West has run out of armored vehicles.
      And Russia began to churn out cheap T-54s. With cheap ammo. Who will sit in them as crews? Who will provide the logistics of supplies with tens of thousands of trucks and fuel trucks?
      Here, full mobilization will not help ...
      1. Maz
        Maz 18 July 2022 15: 09
        +2
        To make even cheap tanks, a warrior, you need metal, where can you get it in Europe? Without coal, gas, ore? And there's nothing to say about steel
      2. demiurg
        demiurg 19 July 2022 05: 18
        0
        The economies are at war in the first place (this includes both education and training). Secondly, the readiness of the population to make sacrifices for the sake of the Motherland.
        Europe and the USA decided to replace patriotism with money. But this way you can only fight with a weak enemy.
      3. aszzz888
        aszzz888 19 July 2022 10: 19
        +1

        voyaka uh (Alexey)
        Yesterday, 14: 05
        ..And Russia began to churn out cheap T-54s. ..
        are you bullshitting again? I promised you to personally unsubscribe from Avdiivka? Get it - "Avdiivka is encircled". Soon your ukronatsik buddies will get kirdyk. tongue
    2. value
      value 18 July 2022 14: 10
      -3
      NATO weapons seem expensive only in isolation from the concept of a network-centric army. Of course, any of the NATO toys, whether it be Abrams, or Leopard, F16 or Reaper, Bradley or Marder, apart from the general ensemble of the NATO army, remains only an expensive toy. But in an ensemble with high-class intelligence (UAVs, satellite, electronic), communications, logistics, professionally trained soldiers, and impeccable interaction between military branches, such an army will dominate a larger, but poorly equipped army. Therefore, it is more profitable for the economy to save highly professional manpower.
      1. demiurg
        demiurg 19 July 2022 05: 22
        0
        Solves the cost-effectiveness issue. If Abrams costs Poland 24 million dollars, and the T-90 costs 3-4 for export, what is it better for Poland to buy for a big war? 1 Abrams battalion or 6-8 T-90 battalions?
        1. value
          value 19 July 2022 07: 58
          -2
          24 million seems like an unrealistic number. Various sources indicate 6-8 million. The advantage of quality over quantity at the level of vehicles was proven in Iraq, when the Abramov battalion destroyed the second superior enemy on the T72 without losing a single tank. But as I said, even this is not an indicator. An indicator is the fact that the American army managed to capture Iraq with only about two hundred victims.
          1. demiurg
            demiurg 22 July 2022 13: 25
            0
            There is a contract price. There is a number of cars in the contract. One step task.
            6000000000/250=?
            Well, yes, there is also ammunition, training, service. But still, very, very expensive.
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 July 2022 11: 53
    +2
    Regular supply of weapons and ammunition to Ukraine is fraught with the risk of depletion of weapons stocks of European states.
    How did they start. Ceremonially, pathetically, hysterically loudly - "we won't leave, we won't leave, we will give away our last shirt, we will help to win ...". A little time passed and I had to count and shed a tear. It turns out that what they supply, emptying their stocks, is for some reason destroyed by the Russians (didn't they foresee this?), while the Ukrainians also manage to sell on the "black market". How, and most importantly, how to fight today if something serious starts? They thought the same place as when the sanctions were imposed.
  10. Mouse
    Mouse 18 July 2022 11: 59
    +3
    yes, even if they remain without pants ... purple ... they themselves signed ...
    1. Romario_Argo
      Romario_Argo 18 July 2022 13: 07
      -1
      Germany may reintroduce stamps into circulation
      By the way, I have a whole suitcase of this waste paper. laughing
  11. Pharmacist
    Pharmacist 18 July 2022 12: 08
    +1
    "Europe is running out of weapons because of Ukraine"

    Here is grief, so grief. And with whom, excuse me, were they going to fight? With Russia, with Iran, with North Korea? Look, Iceland doesn’t have an army at all, there are American troops and that’s it. The Americans will gladly cover other "partners", but they have not run out of weapons. Their military-industrial complex will now make good money. So everything is fine in the West: the disposal of obsolete weapons is being completed, prepare money for the new American one.
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 18 July 2022 12: 08
    +1
    They will start production, business then. There are so many conversations, they are accepting new budgets. Now money will be poured into this topic
    1. Paladin
      Paladin 18 July 2022 12: 47
      -1
      Of course, you can pour it in, but quickly restore it, no. In many ways, if the production of something in the United States ends, then the technology is lost. This is typical of a market capeconomy. In addition, those production facilities that once produced something necessary are often either dismantled or repurposed. There are many such examples, the same rocket engines for spacecraft. Once they were, they flew to the moon, and now, in order to launch super-heavy ships, they are trying to combine 30 main engines into one package. So or...
      No one wants to invest huge amounts of money in some productions, for example, the Stingers, especially since some production lines have long been dismantled.
  13. Myths
    Myths 18 July 2022 12: 58
    0
    The dollar and the euro are almost equal. The Germans will not refuse gas in the near future, it was not just that they knocked out a turbine from Canada. Yes, and they do not need to warm up, but to support production. Build the same technique. OLK (offend liver sausage) has already said that the sanctions will remain no matter what. And there is enough ammunition there in such volumes to send to black holes you need to be able to ...
  14. iouris
    iouris 18 July 2022 13: 05
    0
    Way turn to Iran.
  15. Landwarrior
    Landwarrior 18 July 2022 14: 19
    -1
    Well let's laugh...
    How they laughed at Kirby's reservation when he said "aircraft", then "spare parts", then, as it turned out, really aircraft.
    How they laughed when they announced the delivery of M777, HiMars ....

    And yes, it's probably already worth starting to laugh at the so far timid, but already repeated reservations that Ukraine should be given nuclear weapons "for self-defense."
  16. GNM
    GNM 18 July 2022 14: 52
    -1
    I would share with you, I'm not sorry, but it ends the same! So sorry! (Folk saying)
  17. iouris
    iouris 18 July 2022 15: 58
    -1
    And who is going to attack the EU?
    It was the EU that attacked the Russian Federation with its Ukraine (now the former one).