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Ammunition shortages in Ukraine war send Western governments scrambling to replenish stockpile

During the past nine months of fighting, the Ukrainian military has consumed vast quantities of munitions, well beyond anyone’s expectations. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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LONDON - The British government has placed a large order with arms manufacturers to supply new anti-tank weapons to ensure that Ukraine has all the ammunition it needs for its war with Russia.

Announcing the massive order worth an estimated £229 million (S$378 million), British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said that it would cover the purchase of “thousands” of new next-generation anti-tank weapons.

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