Missiles are not sold in the supermarket: Rome reminded Kyiv of the depletion of weapons stocks


Italian Defense Minister Guido Crosetto said that military assistance to Ukraine should not lead to the depletion of its own stocks of weapons. According to him, cited by Messagero, Ukraine has been asking Italy for several months to provide support for it "to counter attacks on civilian objects."


Crosetto said that Rome "of course will help" Kyiv, if "there is an opportunity." But at the same time, one should not forget, the minister stressed, that "missiles are not sold in a supermarket." And the production of complex air defense systems takes time.

If we give Ukraine air defense systems, then we must take them from our own stocks and do it without depleting them and with confidence in the quality

Said the minister.

Italy has already begun drawing up the sixth package to send military aid to Ukraine. But at the same time, the head of the Ministry of Defense of the republic expressed hope for a speedy end to the conflict and called for dialogue, a serious attitude to any opportunities for negotiations "with all actors."

And I think that the role of Prime Minister Giorgi Meloni and Italy may not be secondary

Crosetto added.

Earlier, the British newspaper Financial Times, citing an unnamed military adviser on defense issues of one of the Western countries reported about a number of difficulties experienced by the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the Russian special operation. In particular, the Ukrainian troops are suffering heavy losses and are severely exhausted.
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  1. Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 28 December 2022 11: 13
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    but we, Russia, helped Italy during the covid apocalypse, saved thousands of lives of pasta
    seems to be paying off the debt today
    1. sap Offline sap
      sap (Alex) 28 December 2022 19: 03
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      so can provoke the Chinese to the next tour of Italian fashion?
  2. Willord Offline Willord
    Willord (Andrey Ivanov) 29 December 2022 06: 13
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    Sometimes it seems to me that Putin really bought half of the presidents. Zelya works for us, bleeds the EU slowly. Biden is the same. It is Putin's tactics that would destroy Europe.