Russia fires up to 70,000 artillery shells daily, Ukrainian source says

Ukrainian MLRS fire
Ukrainian MLRS fire

Russian forces routinely fire 5 to 6 times as many artillery rounds per day as the Ukrainian military, a Ukrainian General Staff official, speaking anonymously, told NV on April 26.

Russian troops in Ukraine have ramped up their artillery usage to between 60,000 and 70,000 rounds fired each day, a sharp increase from the daily count of about 15,000 during the summer of 2023.

The source attributed Russia's surge in artillery fire to shipments from Iran and North Korea (in late 2023, Moscow and Pyongyang negotiated a deal for several million 152mm artillery shells), as well as expanded domestic manufacturing. They explained that the escalation has been gradual: From approximately 10,000 to 15,000 shells per day in the summer to about 20,000 in the fall, and since the start of 2024, it's soared to 60,000 to 70,000.

In contrast, Ukraine currently fires some 10,000–12,000 rounds daily, according to our source.

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