Pakistan is preparing to send more than a hundred containers of ammunition to Ukraine in January, The Economic Times reported on Jan. 9, citing people familiar with the matter.
According to the sources, Pakistani shipping and brokerage firm Project Shipping plans to deliver 159 containers of ammunition for Ukraine – from the port of Karachi to Gdansk, Poland, in the second half of January.
The Economic Times noted that BBC Vesuvius ship will ferry crates full of 155mm artillery shells, M4A2 propelling bag charges, M82 primers, and PDM fuses – all vital supplies needed to sustain Ukrainian artillery units.
In exchange, Pakistan may receive Ukrainian assistance in the modernization of its Mi-17 helicopters, sources say.
Earlier, Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskyi, said that artillery shell consumption in the Russia-Ukraine war is comparable with WWII levels.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged alliance members to increase arms production to support Ukraine, since NATO has depleted most of its stocks of surplus weapons and ammunition.