Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that Ukraine has already received M109 self-propelled artillery mounts from one of the modifications, and three types of 155mm artillery are already in use on the front line – the M777 howitzer, the FH70 howitzer and the CAESAR self-propelled howitzer.
“Three types of 155 mm artillery are already successfully operating on the front line – the M777 howitzer, the FH70 howitzer and the CAESAR self-propelled howitzer. It was simply unrealistic to imagine this in March. But today today it is already a reality , which has become the result of excellent teamwork led by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. I am happy to announce the news – the 155 mm artillery fleet is replenished” , Reznikov wrote on Facebook.
“It’s a very high quality piece of equipment. [M109]. And its arrival is the result of cooperation between several countries. I also want to inform you that the coastal defense of our state will not only be reinforced with Harpoon missiles – they will be used by trained Ukrainian teams. I am sure that the military brotherhood of Harpoons and our Neptunes will help to liberate and make our Black Sea safe again, including reliably defending our Odessa,” he said.
Reznikov also named more than 100 American drones of various types among the latest recipes. At the same time, he added that, like any minister in his place, he would like there to be a lot more weapons.
“At the same time, we must be aware that in the last month and a half, for example, we have received more NATO-type artillery shells than are within shell range of Soviet-type ammunition! The main thing is that we have already received more than all friendly factories in countries where there are Soviet-type ammunition production lines can produce in six months. And we will have more,” Reznikov said.
According to the Minister, the number of artillery weapons will increase and the strategic decision to switch to NATO-type heavy weapons already has a concrete dimension.