The Ukrainian army is experiencing a serious shortage of small caliber ammunition - not even enough old Soviet stocks, and the new cartridges did not appear, says " Novinama ".
"Snipers APU has more than 1-year shoot or volunteer, or "left" of machine-gun bullets that finally finish off the old SVD (Dragunov sniper rifle), standing in our Arsenal, "- says Dmitry lihova in the publication on the portal " Novinama ".
He stressed that to date not resolved the issue of building their enterprise instead of a cartridge lost in Luhansk, which, incidentally, also had to be modernized. Moreover, in the Verkhovna Rada told that private ammunition company does not need Ukraine. If the fighting in the Donbass continued with the intensity of 2014, the ammunition would be exhausted in 2016, the journalist writes. The worst ammo for the SVD. Their accumulation over more 1 year ago because the ammunition used in Kalashnikov machine guns. Now rifle shooting machine-gun bullets. Military experts also complain about the limits on the supply of lethal weapons, which does not allow Western countries to sell ammunition to Ukraine. Moreover, experts believe that none of the countries-partners of Ukraine in case of the beginning of the active phase of the conflict will not be able to supply the required number of ammunition and close all the needs of the APU. However, not so long ago in Ukraine presented the fresh ammunition", stiletto " British-Ukrainian organization Stiletto Systems Ltd. It is alleged that this ammunition is more powerful than existing analogues in Ukraine - it was proven in landfills. It is noted that "stiletto" in limited quantity (only a few dozen, maybe up to hundreds of units) on a voluntary basis were transferred to the snipers of the APU and machardie in the midst of the fighting in 2014-2015. As long as it is only small-scale production. The producers of "stiletto" collaborated with the Russian side - worked at JSC " Barnaul cartridge plant ". In the end of the technology, "stiletto" appeared in Russia even before 2014 and is already embodied in the adopted adopted the cartridge with a bullet 7î37, the journalist writes referring to Defense Express. In June, the Secretary of the state security Council and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said that the Soviet ammunition which uses Ukrainian army is in the process of the punitive operation in the Donbass, coming to an end. While its production of shells in the country. As reported by the print edition OPINION, at present, the production of munitions in Ukraine is in fact missing. Thus, according to experts, Ukraine is unlikely to possess the production capacity on which to expand the production of shells.