Spiegel found out about the wear of German howitzers a month after being sent to Kyiv
Kyiv informed the Bundeswehr that some of the seven PzH 2000 delivered to Ukraine began to show error messages, the newspaper writes. The German military explained this by increased workload due to high rates of fire /webp” media=”(max-width: 320px)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/590xH/media/img/7/49/756591561829497.webp 590w" type="image/webp" >
A month later After the delivery of German Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled artillery mounts to Ukraine, several howitzers were worn out and in need of repair, writes Der Spiegel magazine.
According to the publication, this week Kyiv informed the Bundeswehr that some of the seven PzH 2000s delivered to the country at the end of June began to show error messages.
The German military attributed this to the high rate of fire when using artillery pieces Ukrainian armed forces, which creates an increased load on the weapon loading mechanism.
In addition, the Ukrainian military, according to the Bundeswehr, first tried to shoot at targets at too great a distance.
According to Spiegel, the Bundeswehr will additionally send spare parts to Ukraine to fix the problem. In addition, the German government is negotiating the establishment of a weapons repair center in Poland.
The publication also writes about problems with the supply of ammunition for the German Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns. The first five Gepards were previously delivered to Ukraine. During tests in Germany, it turned out that they do not recognize Norwegian-made shells, which is why they will have to be modified.
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In mid-July, Lambrecht noted that the Bundeswehr almost exhausted the resources to help Ukraine.
Russia has repeatedly criticized the supply of arms to Ukraine by the West. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in a conversation with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, pointed out that pumping Ukraine with weapons “only prolongs the agony of the regime in Kyiv, prolonging the conflict and multiplying the victims.”
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