Almost two-thirds of shells for M777 howitzers already delivered to Ukraine - Pentagon

Almost two-thirds of shells for M777 howitzers already delivered to Ukraine - Pentagon

The United States has already supplied Ukraine with more than 130,000 155-mm shells for the M777 howitzers, which is almost two-thirds of the intended number.

This was announced in a telephone briefing by a high-ranking Pentagon official, Ukrinform's own correspondent reports.

As for 155-mm shells, 64% of the total has been delivered, the official told the press,  recalling that after the latest announcement of the $150 million assistance package, the total number is 209,000 for the 155 mm caliber, so more than 130,000 of the shells have already been delivered to Ukraine.

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He noted that deliveries continue daily, and not only from the United States.

Ten flights from seven different countries have arrived in the region over the last 24 hours, the official said, adding that the United States continues to coordinate international efforts to this end.

He also informed that the Ukrainian military is undergoing training, mastering M777 howitzers, as well as the Puma unmanned systems.

In addition, the Pentagon spokesman confirmed that three of the eleven Mi-17 helicopters had already been transferred to Ukraine. And one of them, as per the Ukrainian side, has already carried out two combat missions.

The representative of the U.S. Department of Defense also noted that there are currently at least 106 Russian battalion tactical groups operating on the territory of Ukraine. Moreover, the main forces of the Russians are amassed near Izium and north of Lyman.

As Ukrinform reported, over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian forces have continued to destroy enemy manpower and equipment. The enemy suffered the greatest losses in the Bakhmut and Zaporizhia directions.

Photo: Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces

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