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NYT: Two-thirds of NATO countries ran out of weapons for Ukraine


Small NATO members are no longer able to provide Ukraine with weaponry, a source told The New York Times.

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
He claimed that while the stockpiles of 20 of the alliance's 30 member countries are "nearly at zero," the remaining 10 can still produce further weapons. France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands are a few among them.

The NYT claims that NATO has already sent Ukraine weaponry worth a total of $40 billion, which is equal to France's annual defense spending. The publication reported that 18 Caesar howitzers, or nearly 20% of Paris' own artillery, had been sent to Kiev.

Germany previously declared that it has virtually reached the limits of what it can do to help Ukraine. According to Guido Crosetto, the defense minister, Italy has no plans to receive any fresh shipments.

This week, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged member states of the alliance to enhance weapon manufacturing in support of Ukraine because the majority of NATO's arsenals of weapons and ammunition had been used up. According to him, each state should increase defense spending to 2% of GDP by 2024 for this reason.

source: nytimes.com