Western weapons reduce Ukrainian casualties, defense minister says

15 July, 04:27 PM
Ukrainian military (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Ukrainian military (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Western weapons shipments have enabled Ukraine to reduce losses, sustained by its armed forces, Ukrainian Defense Minister Reznikov said in an interview with Financial Times on July 15.

Modern Western arms, arriving in Ukraine, have far greater range and accuracy than Soviet-era artillery systems Kyiv operated previously, said Reznikov.

According to the minister, modern military equipment allowed Ukraine to significantly reduce its personnel losses, which were as high as 100 daily casualties back in May.

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Ukraine’s Defense Ministry earlier designated military casualty figures as a state secret, in order to prevent Russian forces from gleaning any kind of intelligence advantage from them.

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