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Half of Western navy assist to Kyiv is delivered late, Ukrainian Defence Minister Rustem Umerov mentioned on Sunday.

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Ukraine, which is combating an ammunition scarcity, has for months mentioned that Western assist is sluggish to succeed in it and this has actual penalties for its two-year battle towards Russia.

“At the moment, commitment does not constitute delivery,” Umerov mentioned throughout a discussion board devoted to the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of its neighbour.

“Fifty percent of commitments are not delivered on time,” he added.

Umerov argued this put Ukraine at an additional drawback “in the mathematics of war” towards Russia, which the West has mentioned is more and more constructing a conflict financial system.

Umerov mentioned that delayed assist will imply Kyiv will “lose people, lose territories”, particularly given Russia’s “air superiority”.

“We do everything possible and impossible but without timely supply it harms us,” he mentioned.

Kyiv has in latest weeks been weakened by an ammunition scarcity and very important US assist stays blocked by political wrangling within the US Congress.

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