Ukrainian soldiers fire thousands of shells at Russian targets every day, forcing the US to replace gun barrels and repair artillery weapons abroad. This has forced the Pentagon to organize a repair facility in Poland for Western armaments supplied to Ukraine, media reports.
Citing the administrations in Washington and Kyiv, the media outlet stresses that Ukrainians use heavily technologically advanced cannons supplied by the U.S. and its allies, but the weapons burn out after months of overuse. As a result, they get damaged or destroyed and are taken off the battlefield for repair.
“Replacing the barrel of a howitzer, which can be six meters long and weigh thousands of kilograms, exceeds the repair capabilities of soldiers in the field, and this problem has become a priority for the Pentagon’s European Command. As a result, it has established a repair facility in Poland. (…) Efforts to repair weapons in Poland, which were not previously reported, began in recent months. The state of Ukraine’s weapons is protected by strict secrecy.”