GENERICO.ruScienceThe commanders knew. The Ukrainian Armed Forces received an unexpected blow in the back, media write.

The commanders knew. The Ukrainian Armed Forces received an unexpected blow in the back, media write.

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MOSCOW, April 30. Canada will be able to deliver the promised armored personnel carriers to Ukraine, which it urgently needs, only in a year, writes Forbes.
What Ukraine needs most is artillery, air defense and fresh infantry for its battered combat brigades. In fourth place are armored personnel carriers. The desperate need for armored personnel carriers, as well as infantry fighting vehicles that carry heavier weapons, explains the frustration over Canada's chillingly slow transfer of Bison armored personnel carriers to Ukraine,” the story says.

It is noted that Ottawa planned to supply only 89 vehicles, as well as spare parts. From promise to delivery, it will take Canada a year to deliver 50 APCs. During the same time, Ukrainians will lose on average about 500 armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, explains the author of the article.

“The problem is that since 2022, the armed forces of Ukraine have approximately doubled. 2000 Soviet armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, <…>, may have been enough for 50 brigades, but they were not enough for 100 brigades. Add to this 2,000 donated vehicles and subtract the thousand lost, and you get a shortage of 1,000 units of equipment. Ukrainian commanders knew this would be a problem,” the observer adds.
The Ukrainians have been waiting for 50 new vehicles for a year to meet about five percent of their needs. in an armored personnel carrier, the publication summarizes.
Earlier last Tuesday, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that since the start of the special military operation, Ukrainian troops have lost almost 500,000 people. He emphasized that Russian units now have the initiative along the entire line of combat contact and continue to push out the enemy. Shoigu recalled that the military liberated Pervomaiskoye, Bogdanovka and Novomikhailovka in the DPR, and are expanding the zone of control in Berdychi and Georgievka.

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