Admiral Radakin: Ukraine will run out of ammunition in a few months

Head of British Armed Forces Sir Antony David Radakin did not comment on the proposal to send the Western army to Ukraine, which was proposed by the French president, but he emphasized urgent help because Ukraine will soon fall without ammunition

by Sededin Dedovic
Admiral Radakin: Ukraine will run out of ammunition in a few months
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Ukraine's dwindling ammunition reserves not only threaten immediate military capabilities, but also raise concerns for the country's long-term security. Without adequate ammunition, Ukrainian forces risk being overwhelmed and overwhelmed by well-equipped Russian-backed separatists.

Urgent action by international allies is needed to ensure that Ukraine can effectively defend itself against the ongoing aggression. Ukrainians are ready to go to war, Ukrainians are ready to give their lives for their country, as they have already convinced us all.

But how to defend against a military superpower like Russia with very limited weapons and ammunition stocks. The impasse in the US Congress and Europe's inability to deal with the lack of ammunition deepens the complexity of international diplomacy and the challenges of coordinating a unified response to a crisis that can have profound consequences for both the US and Europe.

The bureaucratic hurdles and political calculations involved in allocating resources to support Ukraine call for more efficient and decisive decision-making processes within the international community. The stalemate on the battlefield reflects the entrenched positions of Ukrainian and Russian forces, with neither side able to achieve decisive victories.

It is true that Russia recently conquered Avdiivka, but we do not know whether it is a victory that can determine the course of the war. However, one thing is certain, and that is that Russia can wage this war for years, while Ukraine without adequate armed assistance will not be able to wage this war for much longer.

Their army is already exhausted with a big drop in morale due to the lack of promised help from key allies.

A Ukrainian soldier of Russian descent loads bullets into a magazine durin Counter Offensive© Carl Court / Getty Images

This protracted conflict not only results in loss of life and civilian suffering, but also takes a heavy toll on Ukraine's economy and infrastructure.

Continued instability and insecurity in the region have far-reaching consequences, affecting neighboring countries and global security dynamics. All this has a positive effect for the Russian side, which is gradually exhausting Ukraine, which is already on its knees, whether Zelensky admits it or not.

Admiral Sir Antony David Radakin warns

In light of these challenges, Admiral Radakin's call for alternative approaches to supporting Ukraine is prudent. Although the direct deployment of troops may carry the risk of an escalation of the conflict into a full-scale war, the increase in arms deliveries and the implementation of long-term economic aid programs offer viable options for strengthening Ukraine's defense capabilities without crossing the threshold of direct military confrontation, Admiral Tony Radakin explained at a conference in London Radakin pointed out that there are talks among NATO allies about strengthening support for Ukraine, preparing new announcements that are expected before the July NATO summit in Washington.

He emphasized that Russia has so far conquered only a relatively small part of the territory at the tactical level, including the town of Avdiyivka on the eastern front, after five months of fighting. There is currently intense fighting near Chasiv Yar, another town in Donbass, where Ukraine retreated after the loss of Bakhmut last year.

"Fierce fighting is already underway on the outskirts of Ivanivska and Bogdanivka, two villages immediately to the east," Ukrainian military spokesman Iliya Yevlash said. Radakin predicted that these clashes are likely to continue for several more months, suggesting that it is unlikely that Kiev will be able to launch a new counteroffensive until late summer at the earliest, and probably not even next year.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that the possibility of sending ground troops to Ukraine should not be ruled out, although he acknowledged the lack of consensus among allied countries on the matter. However, there was no immediate support for this proposal among NATO members.The spokesman for Rishi Sunak, the British Prime Minister, said that Britain has no plans to send ground troops, and similar statements were made by the USA, Germany, Italy, Spain and other Western countries.

More likely scenarios include further arms shipments and deeper long-term economic aid, perhaps in a form similar to the World War II lend-lease program, where the US provided billions worth of supplies to 30 allied nations in exchange for delayed payments.

Radakin also denied speculation following a speech by General Sir Patrick Sanders last month, in which he expressed the MoD's intention to reintroduce a form of national service in response to Russian aggression. "We are not standing on the brink of war with Russia.

We are not expecting an attack. There is no question of recruitment in any traditional sense of the word within the Ministry of Defense," explained Radakin. "I would add that Russia represents a certain degree of danger. It has shown this with its aggression both domestically and internationally. However, at the same time, it is significantly less capable than we expected," the admiral concluded.