by Wilhelmine Preussen, Politico
EU countries’ stocks of weapons are severely “depleted” in the wake of sending arms to Ukraine, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell warned Monday.
NOTE – This will leave the EU vulnerable to attack.
During a debate with EU lawmakers, the top diplomat urged member states to replenish their arsenals, saying that the best way of doing so is “together,” because that would “be cheaper.”
Borrell also admitted that the EU should have begun training Ukrainian troops a year ago when some member states called for it, saying if that had happened, “we would be in a better situation.”
Last week, an EU-level military training mission in Ukraine was discussed at an informal meeting of European defense ministers in Prague, as well as better pooling of military equipment and resources.
In July, the EU increased military support funding to Ukraine by €500 million.
Since the beginning of Russia’s war in Ukraine, the EU has provided about €2.5 billion worth of military assistance to Ukraine through the so-called European Peace Facility, with some of the weapons coming from the countries’ own stocks.
Warnings about empty stocks have also come from member countries. Last week, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said that Berlin is “reaching the limits of what we can give out of the Bundeswehr.”
In July, Europe’s six largest countries offered no new bilateral military aid to Ukraine, according to the Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Source: Politico – EU countries are running out of weapons, says Borrell
UK & USA also being depleted
What weapons are being given to Ukraine by the UK? – (11 August) The UK is increasing its military support for Ukraine, doubling the number of long range multiple rocket launchers it has provided from three to six. The total package of military support given to Ukraine has reached £2.3bn ($2.8bn) so far. Thousands of frontline Ukrainian troops are now using weapons and other equipment supplied by the UK. The donation of three M270 multiple-launch rocket systems with M31A1 precision munitions to Ukraine on 6 June. On 10 August, a significant quantity of ammunition would accompany three additional launchers now on their way to Ukraine. The UK’s system is similar to the American Himars launchers. The UK has sent more than 5,000 next generation light anti-tank weapons, or Nlaw, to Ukraine. Also “hundreds” of maritime Brimstone missiles supplied.
‘The closet is bare’: Aid to Ukraine depletes US weapons supply – (4 May) Thanks to the United States and its allies, javelin and stinger missiles are flooding into Ukraine. But there’s a side effect to providing the eastern European nation military aid. Government wants more funds to replenish its stocks. This report doesn’t address the HIMARS recently supplied.
Whilst depleting the Western Nations supply and leaving it open for attack, the industrial military complex stands to make a killing in new weapons orders. Watch: Nazi-Banksters Crimes Ripple Effect
The West is being set up – from “so-called” peace treaties to depleting their stockpiles:
Ezekiel 38 (extract)
Thus says the Lord God; behold I AM against you Gog the prince of Rosh (Russia) Meshech (Moscow) and Tubal (Tobolsk) – the Western and Eastern Capitols of the U.S.S.R. (now called the C.I.S.): I will turn you back (from seeking peace) and put hooks into your jaws (hunger), and I will bring you forth, with all your armed forces and Persia, Ethiopia, Libya, Gomer, Togarmah and ALL the earth with them against My people Israel (Britain and the British Commonwealth; America; Scandinavia; the Netherlands; the Baltic States; Northern France; Northern Spain and the Jews) to the lands of unwalled villages (walls of untempered mortar) without bars or gates (no defences because of defence cuts after the “so-called” peace dividend), when they (the politicians – foolish prophets) say peace, peace and there was NO peace. – THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE and THE TWO WITNESSES