As the United States continues to rush to Ukraine’s aid and provide the country with tens of billions of dollars in military munitions and finances, it is reportedly experiencing a shortage of munitions for itself. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan announced that when President Joe Biden stepped into office, the 155 stocks of munition, the NATO standard, was low.
He continued to say that the projected time frame to replenish the munitions will take years, not months. But this has become increasingly difficult as the U.S. remains one of the largest benefactors of Ukraine. As it was reported by CNN back in February, Ukraine is running through munition at a faster rate than the U.S. or other NATO countries can manufacture them.
Nevertheless, the U.S. military-industrial complex is working doubly hard to keep production in line with the needs of Zelensky’s country in what many are calling the precursor to World War III (should Putin seize Ukraine and begin to imperialize Europe in the vein of Hitler).
The U.S. Army is preparing to increase the production of artillery shells by 500 percent, while munition factories, like a Lockheed Martin plant in Arkansas, produce missiles and rockets to be used by the Army’s Patriot missile system. Ukraine has benefitted from the system, reportedly shooting down incoming Russian missiles.
But the Russian president has expressed his dismay over the West funding Ukraine, claiming that doing so and sending weapons will only prolong the war. Putin reportedly said that he is ready to enter into negotiations with Ukraine but claimed that Zelensky has declined.
As the West puts its force behind Ukraine, countries like Russia, China, and North Korea have been looking for ways to dethrone the West as the dominant power. Kim Jong Un has reportedly praised Putin and his war against Western imperialists.