Lithuania decided to send 40s howitzers to help Ukraine


Vilnius decided to send American 105-mm M101A1 howitzers to help Kyiv. These weapons were transferred to Lithuania by Denmark back in 2002 - a total of 72 howitzers, 18 of which were intended for disassembly for spare parts.


The subtlety is that the transferred howitzers were produced in the USA back in the 1940s. Thus, the West continues to sell obsolete weapons to Ukraine under the guise of real military assistance.



Meanwhile, the United States has stepped up arms shipments to Ukraine by sea, as shipping by sea allows more ammunition to be transported overall than by air. The West began to ship artillery and heavy weapons by sea in the spring. This is reported by The Washington Post.

On the eve of the deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Ryabkov, said on the air of the Rossiya 24 TV channel that such generous military assistance from Washington to Kyiv actually makes the United States a full participant in the armed conflict in Ukraine.

The diplomat also warned the Western “partners” against further provocative steps in this direction, including from supplying Ukrainians with long-range systems capable of delivering strikes on Russian territory. In the latter case, the consequences will be extremely severe, and the blame for this will fall entirely on the United States.
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  1. Corsair Offline Corsair
    Corsair (DNR) 7 September 2022 17: 33
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    The United States has increased the supply of weapons to Ukraine by sea, since shipping by sea allows more ammunition to be transported in general than by air.

    It must be understood that the goods go, for example, to the port of Constanta (Romania), and then are transferred by land to Ukraine?

    Or has the cunningly crafted "SVO" already degraded so much that transports with weapons (by analogy with transport aircraft performing the same functions) can go to the port of Odessa under the nose of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation?
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 7 September 2022 17: 41
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    It's a matter of life. The weapon, it is so strong and not cheap, Where does it go then?

    I remember that in the 80-90s I saw stocks of pre-war dates in our warehouses ....
    1. Vdars Offline Vdars
      Vdars (Victor) 7 September 2022 18: 04
      +2
      Back in the army in the 80s, in the soldiers' canteens, I saw cans of stew aged 15 ... 20 years.
      1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
        k7k8 (vic) 7 September 2022 20: 57
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        This proves only the highest quality and the most rigorous adherence to technology and standards in the manufacture of that stew.
      2. Vyacheslav 64 Offline Vyacheslav 64
        Vyacheslav 64 (Vyacheslav) 9 September 2022 03: 47
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        I was in the army at 83 chewing crackers in 1943 :)
    2. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 7 September 2022 21: 03
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      You, for the sake of laughter, look at how much the original soldier's aluminum bowler hat costs on OZONE.
  3. yo yo Offline yo yo
    yo yo (Vasya Vasin) 7 September 2022 18: 29
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    With such junk they will cripple themselves more than they will shoot.
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 7 September 2022 21: 01
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      You don’t seem to know that during the defense of Moscow in 1941, even guns fired at the end of the XNUMXth century and confiscated from museums were sent to positions. And it was not in vain, although the nemchura was in shock.
  4. Oleg Saidovich Offline Oleg Saidovich
    Oleg Saidovich (Oleg Saidovich) 7 September 2022 19: 00
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    I heard that they are preparing another batch of mortars and muskets. I don't know if it's true or false...
  5. Larisa Z. Offline Larisa Z.
    Larisa Z. (Larisa Vavilova) 8 September 2022 06: 07
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    Transports with weapons for the outskirts, aren't they legitimate targets of the Aerospace Forces?
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 8 September 2022 13: 16
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      No. Until they arrive on the territory of Ukraine.
  6. Sergey Kuzmin Offline Sergey Kuzmin
    Sergey Kuzmin (Sergei) 8 September 2022 07: 59
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    The subtlety is that the transferred howitzers were produced in the USA back in the 1940s. Thus, the West continues to sell obsolete weapons to Ukraine under the guise of real military assistance.

    Let them disarm... soon...