TENSPORTSZONE – As the war in Ukraine enters a new phase after 45 days of being pounded by Russia, a number of member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have gradually started supplying weapons to Kyiv (Ukraine). Western countries have quietly crossed the defense thresholds set by their leaders at the start of the crisis.
As a note, when the crisis began, NATO said it would not supply weapons to Ukraine, but would strengthen the defenses of its member states around the country.
The question that arises now is whether increasing arms shipments to the country will be able to avoid retaliation from Russia.
“Who can guarantee that the tide won’t turn out of control on the battlefield?”
Moreover, after Moscow attempted to properly wage a more conventional inter-military war in the region known as the Donbas in eastern Ukraine.
“The problem is how much of the West is shifting to offensive weaponry rather than just defensive,” said Phil Osborn,
former head of British defense intelligence as quoted by TheGuardian.com, Wednesday April 6 2022. They have their reasons because in a war, maintaining and upgrading military equipment is absolutely necessary.
The Ukrainian military spent the first six weeks of the war pounding rows of Russian armored vehicles. Utilizing light infantry, Ukrainian troops used anti-tank bazookas to defend themselves. In another development, poor Russian tactics and Ukrainian unpredictability succeeded in forcing indiscriminate attackers to abandon their attacks on Kyiv, Chernihiv and Sumy in the northeast. However, Ukraine now has to deal with Russian forces in the east and south that have drained its power. Moreover, in that region there is indeed an emotional closeness with Russia because of the similarities in culture and language.
Arms Aid for Ukraine
In the last 24 hours, it was revealed that the Czech Republic had delivered a dozen Soviet-designed T-72 tanks. Not only that, assistance was also added with howitzer artillery and BMP-1 armored vehicles. This represents a significant shift in the supply of “offensive weapons” that Western countries have previously declared unprepared to do. However, the rock was not sufficient to strengthen the Ukrainian troops who had lost 94 tanks. At least, according to military researchers at Oryx, there is speculation that Poland will supply more than 100 tanks, apart from the planned purchase of 250 US-made Abrams tanks for $4.75 billion.
The UK is considering sending non-lethal armored vehicles to Ukraine.
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Its purpose was for patrols and for reconnaissance duties, according to a report. The next, quite decisive phase of the war is expected in Donbas next month after Russian troops attempt to seize Mariupol. Even Russia is expected to build a “land bridge” to Crimea, thereby expanding the occupied territory in the self-proclaimed republics of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Source : The Guardian