FAST FIVE: 20 NATO States "Pretty Tapped Out" After Weapons Transfers To Ukraine

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While larger states like the US, France, Germany, and Italy have the ability to arm Ukraine, those governments have also resisted sending specific weapons systems requested by Kiev.  ATACMS missile, via Yahoo News Ukraine has sought long-range surface-to-surface missiles known as ATACMS from Washington.

However, the White House has rebuffed the request out of concerns the munitions could be used to hit Russian territory.  Part of the cause of the dwindling arms supply is the massive demand for artillery.

According to POLITICO, one European official said, “the fact is, if you look at it soberly, the country that is most profiting from this war is the US because they are selling more gas and at higher prices, and because they are selling more weapons.” Mark F.

“If you want to increase the production capability of 155mm shells.

It's going to be probably four to five years before you start seeing them come out the other end,” he said.  Multiple US and NATO officials have said the alliance is committed to Kiev for the long term, as they are preparing to fight a multi-year proxy war against Moscow.

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