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The second smallest army country in Europe decided to help Ukraine by sending army vehicles and ammunition

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The second smallest army country in Europe decided to help Ukraine by sending army vehicles and ammunition

One of the most modest in terms of equipment and the number of personnel, NATO armies decided to provide assistance to Ukraine with military equipment. We are talking about the decision taken in the Duchy of Luxembourg.


The Ministry of Defense of this small European country, which has an army of about 500 people, announced a decision to send several army vehicles to Ukraine. They traveled east in vans.

This was stated by the head of the Luxembourg Ministry of Defense Francois Bausch, according to whom, for the needs of the Ukrainian army, army vehicles "Humvee" (HMMWV) were sent. In this case, we are talking about one of the first generations of this armored vehicles.

Also, according to Bausch, Luxembourg is considering the possibility of supplying Ukraine with a batch of 155-mm artillery shells and drones.

The statement that HMMWVs are being sent for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and they are preparing to send NATO 155-mm caliber shells, on the one hand, says that Luxembourg also has to (whether it wants it or not) demonstrate the so-called "Euro-Atlantic solidarity" with partners helping Ukraine. On the other hand, the fact that the stocks of weapons and ammunition in other European countries for transfer to Ukraine are not unlimited. So, it became known that the industry of the NATO countries produces no more than 88 thousand 155 mm caliber ammunition per year, and the Ukrainian troops conduct an average daily consumption of ammunition in the battle zone in the amount of about 5 thousand. Even if we continue to pour huge funds into the American military-industrial complex, this will not allow us to reach new levels of ammunition production in a short time, primarily due to the lack of a sufficient number of production lines and specialists employed in such production.

For reference: the army of Luxembourg is the second smallest in Europe. Only the army of the tiny state of San Marino, which officially has 99 people, is smaller.
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  1. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 22 November 2022 06: 41
    +2
    They went east in camper vans

    ***
    - They can no longer under their own power ...
    ***
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 22 November 2022 07: 30
      +1
      Quote: Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
      They went east in camper vans

      ***
      - They can no longer under their own power ...
      ***

      laughing Well so first generation, a rarity, it is necessary to appreciate what was sent directly from the museum.
      1. Evil 55
        Evil 55 22 November 2022 10: 20
        0
        They will come back with auto junk, for spare parts .. along with their drivershi
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 22 November 2022 06: 43
    +3
    It's good that the sky is closed over Ukraine. The NATO army was ready for the old war. Aviation is everything. Well, tactical nuclear weapons, of course. The winter will be difficult for us, everything is rowing to Ukraine.
  3. Murmur 55
    Murmur 55 22 November 2022 06: 43
    +2
    The Washington Regional Committee will squeeze out everyone, and as much as it wants. Well, how they all wanted NATO is NATO.
    1. Vend
      Vend 22 November 2022 09: 03
      +2
      Quote: Murmur 55
      The Washington Regional Committee will squeeze out everyone, and as much as it wants. Well, how they all wanted NATO is NATO.

      The United States, of course, is pressing, but here I think the fear of losing a well-fed life on cheap energy resources and plundering Russia is more pressing. For the sake of this, the collective West will put its entire population under the knife.
      1. oleg-nekrasov-19
        oleg-nekrasov-19 22 November 2022 15: 29
        +2
        The Poles were the first to go as part of PMCs. "A well-fed and well-groomed Europe" will remain in the past, this is my personal opinion. .
        1. Vend
          Vend 22 November 2022 17: 00
          +2
          Quote: oleg-nekrasov-19
          The Poles were the first to go as part of PMCs. "A well-fed and well-groomed Europe" will remain in the past, this is my personal opinion. .

          I would very much like to. Europe lived enough by robbing others
  4. Kaufman
    Kaufman 22 November 2022 06: 48
    +10
    In San Marino, the company commander is both the Minister of Defense and the Chief of the General Staff?)))
    1. Klaus8691
      Klaus8691 22 November 2022 06: 59
      -4
      Or maybe he is more professional than our Minister of Defense and the head of the General Staff combined ?! ;)
    2. Beaver
      Beaver 22 November 2022 07: 44
      +3
      He is the head of the guard and, possibly, a cook
    3. tarabar
      tarabar 22 November 2022 08: 24
      +4
      Skillful sabotage with a purgen in the army canteen and that's it, the army of San Marino is not combat-ready. laughing Very humane, by the way.
      1. volodimer
        volodimer 22 November 2022 21: 18
        +1
        People, I know from some cognitive program that the population of the Vatican is already 1000 people. Do they have more papal guard-army than San Marino and Luxembourg? Is that what happens? The Vatican is the most militarized state? After all, they definitely have the highest percentage of the military 110 people per 1000 population. And exactly the maximum per unit area of ​​the state!
        They also have at least 1 armored car in service.
        We urgently need to demilitarize.
        1. Johann Klassen
          Johann Klassen 24 November 2022 01: 15
          0
          Do the Vatican Armed Forces have aviation and navy?
  5. Two
    Two 22 November 2022 06: 55
    +2
    hi Aha! Send them lace panties! Well, what kind of cookies ...
    1. Johann Klassen
      Johann Klassen 24 November 2022 01: 20
      0
      More diphenhydramine for vodka, poppy straw and hemp, gerych and Chinese synthetics for the Ukrainian soul.
  6. Fangaro
    Fangaro 22 November 2022 07: 03
    +2
    If I'm wrong, please correct me.
    Luxembourg, like Switzerland, is a kind of reliable safe. The finances in the banks of both countries are well hidden from inquiries from other countries. But, if money loves silence, then why draw attention to itself? Sending military equipment by such a small country is some kind of demonstrative step. I don't understand their logic.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 22 November 2022 07: 11
      0
      Quote from Fangaro
      Sending military equipment by such a small country is some kind of demonstrative step.

      Yes, NATO doesn’t have much equipment left, since they are raking it out in the bottom of the barrel. And what? Who hasn't given yet? Where is your solidarity? So they sent ... they think that they will not reach it and will return back. )))
    2. lwxx
      lwxx 22 November 2022 08: 20
      +1
      Quote from Fangaro
      like Switzerland, it is a kind of reliable safe. The finances in the banks of both countries are well hidden from inquiries from other countries.
      This is a long forgotten myth. The Swiss have long caved in under the SGA. And give out any information.
    3. Eule
      Eule 22 November 2022 19: 32
      0
      Quote from Fangaro
      Sending military equipment by such a small country is some kind of

      A way to get rid of old rubbish, but with show-offs, proudly presenting the unnecessary somewhere far away. At the same time, formal participation, it will be possible later at NATO headquarters to beg for something in return.
    4. Johann Klassen
      Johann Klassen 24 November 2022 01: 22
      0
      "Silence", alas, remained in the "past".
      "Silence" is no longer even in the "cemetery".
      So neither the Swiss Confederation nor Luxembourg are "safe havens".
  7. evgen1221
    evgen1221 22 November 2022 07: 10
    0
    And they also defeated us? Sorry, I'm not smart enough to write a normal comment and according to the site administration does not carry useful information --> Sorry, I'm not smart enough to write a normal comment.
  8. yuriy55
    yuriy55 22 November 2022 07: 11
    0
    Watching these monkey antics is just ridiculous. If the Svidomo motto was: “Don’t take it, I’ll have a bite!”, Then these have an almost Olympic rule: “The main thing is not help, but participation!”
    Waste of time: Russia for the most part is Asia - will not understand.
  9. Bingo
    Bingo 22 November 2022 07: 23
    0
    Well, no one was surprised when Selyansky asked the gypsies for money ... That is, Romanians, yes)
  10. YOUR
    YOUR 22 November 2022 07: 56
    +2
    It is their sport to give something to Ukraine. What is the most important thing in sports? Proper participation.
  11. Uprun
    Uprun 22 November 2022 08: 07
    0
    Mustache, you can take the army of Luxembourg with your bare hands, it has no more military equipment and shells. (sarcasm)
    1. Johann Klassen
      Johann Klassen 24 November 2022 01: 34
      0
      Why be surprised? Tea for them, the Luxembourgers, is not the first time. In 1941, the Luxembourg SS Division was also part of the Eurowehrmacht on Soviet soil to sow death and destruction.
  12. aszzz888
    aszzz888 22 November 2022 08: 49
    0
    The Ministry of Defense of this small European country, which has an army of about 500 people, announced a decision to send several army vehicles to Ukraine.
    Penultimate. There are two left for sebe. laughing
  13. Kusja
    Kusja 22 November 2022 11: 30
    0
    I don't think they are forced to. They just feel that in the eyes of the progressive West they may seem ignorant, so they sent what they could. With the world, as they say, on a string. By the way, even such fittings cheer up. During the Second World War, for example, Mongolia helped us with chic sheepskin coats, meat ... She remembered our help. And now one of the neighbors remembers good deeds? Some ambushes...
    1. Canna Steinfeldgrubber
      Canna Steinfeldgrubber 23 November 2022 23: 03
      0
      To begin with, it was necessary to acquire allies, not vassals. Vassal is not an ally. You should know it. For example, Lukashenka.
  14. GAndr
    GAndr 22 November 2022 11: 30
    0
    Is this the same duchy that we saved from the coronovirus with Sputnik? Hmm...
  15. amr
    amr 22 November 2022 12: 54
    +1
    I don't understand what is fun? in that they produce no more than 88 thousand shells per year? so all these shells fly at us!
  16. smart fellow
    smart fellow 22 November 2022 13: 32
    +2
    For reference: the army of Luxembourg is the second smallest in Europe.

    For your information:
    Luxembourg GDP (nominal) Per capita $115
    Russia GDP (nominal) Per capita $12
    1. bk0010
      bk0010 22 November 2022 19: 49
      0
      Quote: smart fellow
      Luxembourg GDP (nominal) Per capita $115
      Russia GDP (nominal) Per capita $12
      Compare debts per capita. With such a debt, a GDP of a hundred thousand is not enough.
      1. smart fellow
        smart fellow 23 November 2022 09: 23
        0
        Compare debts per capita. With such a debt, a GDP of a hundred thousand is not enough.

        Luxembourg October 15, 2019
        External debt per capita $25 or 966% of GDP
        https://is.gd/v2S4Vm
        This is less than in Germany and France and significantly less than in Japan and the United States. External debt in the modern capitalist world, where banking capital absorbs everything, is normal. A small external debt indicates the unwillingness of investors to invest in the country's economy.
        1. bk0010
          bk0010 23 November 2022 21: 52
          0
          Quote: smart fellow
          External debt per capita $25 or 966% of GDP
          Look better: if you take into account the debt of the Fin. institutions of Luxembourg (which provide GDP), you get 5 million dollars from the nose (they have debts of 3 trillion there, and the population - 600 thousand).
          1. smart fellow
            smart fellow 23 November 2022 22: 31
            0
            if we take into account the debt institutes of Luxembourg

            This is called comparing soft with warm.
            Most credit institutions, financial institutions in Luxembourg, and insurance and reinsurance companies that are residents are established as public limited companies (sociétés anonymes - SA). The second most popular corporate form is the private limited company (société à responsabilité limitée - SARL).
            1. bk0010
              bk0010 23 November 2022 22: 57
              0
              Quote: smart fellow
              This is called comparing soft with warm.
              Are their incomes included in GDP? So everything is legal. 100 from 000 - 5%, not so much for such an investment.
              1. smart fellow
                smart fellow 24 November 2022 07: 56
                0
                According to this logic, bankers are the poorest people on Earth. After all, banks owe millions, and "especially poor" tens or hundreds of millions of depositors. Poor Gref! It is not clear why Tinkov complains that the bank was taken away from him?
                1. bk0010
                  bk0010 24 November 2022 20: 12
                  0
                  Quote: smart fellow
                  It is not clear why Tinkov complains that the bank was taken away from him?
                  To understand what's going on, check out the recent history of Iceland (after 2008). In short: the population refused to pay the debts of private banks, and the country was put under heavy pressure for this.
  17. -Igor-
    -Igor- 22 November 2022 13: 40
    +1
    So, it became known that the industry of NATO countries produces no more than 88 thousand 155 mm ammunition per year.

    It looks like we are wishful thinking.
    Somewhere in the fall there was information that the United States plans to increase the production of such shells from 14 thousand to 30 per month. And that's just the US, not all of NATO.
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  18. army_retired
    army_retired 22 November 2022 14: 05
    +1
    The whole world helps independent, 98 percent of the world economy against 2 percent of the Russian
  19. opposite28
    opposite28 22 November 2022 15: 51
    0
    Well, where without Luxembourg, and those there too. Country of banks and pharmacies. fool
  20. futurohunter
    futurohunter 22 November 2022 17: 06
    +1
    Luxembourg's nuclear program... Maybe they also have aircraft carriers? laughing
  21. OLEG CZIGANOV
    OLEG CZIGANOV 23 November 2022 07: 26
    0
    While our patriots are jumping for happiness, the American military-industrial complex is increasing the production of weapons, one of the investors is Luxembourg, one of the richest countries in the world, the production of military equipment in the right quantity from the NATO military-industrial complex, it is a matter of time, for our military-industrial complex, it is a matter of money that the country has no, or rather there is, but they are on the accounts in the west
    1. Nickelium
      Nickelium 24 November 2022 00: 47
      0
      While our cry-democrats are complaining, the soldiers are fighting on the front lines. Do you want to set an example? March to the trench! And if not, then sit and do not shine.
  22. Nikolai Shakryl
    Nikolai Shakryl 23 November 2022 19: 16
    0
    I had to send a couple more scooters