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Danish soldiers sent to Latvia “I’m missing everything from ammunition to pants”

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Danish soldiers sent to Latvia “I’m missing everything from ammunition to pants”

Danish soldiers sent to Latvia “I’m missing everything from ammunition to pants”

Analyst Alexander Høgsberg Tetzlaff calls the dramatic shortage a “major problem” due to years of military spending cuts.Previously … 21.06.2022, Sputnik International

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At the beginning of May, 350 Danish soldiers were sent to Latvia with a notice a few days ago-to ostensibly “deter” Russia. However, it later turned out to be unprepared and unable to maintain a high level of combat. Important training exercises were skipped because the required ammunition was not sent. Danish radio reported that many activities were canceled due to a lack of ammunition. In addition, Danish soldiers arrived to find a lack of moldy, dilapidated tents and equipment. Indeed, due to the lack of ammunition, soldiers sought creative solutions, such as reusing ammunition belts that had already been fired. Colonel Jens Lomborg admitted that there was a shortage of deployed soldiers. According to Alexander Hogsberg Tetslav, an analyst at the Center for Military Research, University of Copenhagen, this could be seen as the result of years of spending cuts. He called it “a” big problem “that Denmark did not have enough ammunition in the event of a war. “To save military money, storage capacity has been closed. Inventories are always expensive, contingencies are expensive, but it’s good to have them when you need them.” , Høgsberg Tetzlaff meditated. Denmark has been criticized by NATO for having empty shelves in its ammunition depot in 2018, and more recently in 2020. Instead of forest and shooting, say “bang”. Or drive in a regular car instead of an armored car, “he added. This is Europe’s largest Danish personnel and equipment deployment in 23 years. Accumulation in Europe stems from Russia’s special operations to “demilitarize and non-nagify” Ukraine, which the West describes as an “aggression” and a “military threat.” “. Denmark has maintained Ukraine’s armament since the beginning of the conflict, contributing to the increase in weapons weapons that can be used in truck-mounted mode, from anti-tank systems to Navy harpoon missiles, with a range of up to 240. doing. Kilometers. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described Western military supplies as “anointing fire” and emphasized that NATO was “essentially at war” with Moscow. He also emphasized that the transportation of weapons to Kieu would constitute a “legitimate target” for Russian troops.

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Analyst Alexander Høgsberg Tetzlaff calls the dramatic shortage a “major problem” due to years of military spending cuts. Previously, Denmark was criticized by NATO for not having enough ammunition.

At the beginning of May, 350 Danish soldiers were sent to Latvia with a notice a few days ago-to ostensibly “deter” Russia. However, it later turned out that they were not ready and could not maintain a high level of combat.

Important training exercises were skipped because the required ammunition was not sent. Danish radio reported that many activities were canceled due to a lack of ammunition. In addition, Danish soldiers arrived to find a lack of moldy, dilapidated tents and equipment.

“Everything from ammunition to pants is lacking, to say the least. This is the saddest time I’ve been in the army. And I’ve seen everything a bit for 20 years.” “Dennis”, one of the senior police officers and co-trust representatives of the Royal Danish Army Said Danish radio, daring that this lack of preparation may be “sacrificing life”.

Indeed, due to the lack of ammunition, soldiers were looking for creative solutions, such as reusing the belts that had already been fired.

Colonel Jens Romborg admitted that the deployed soldiers lacked the necessary ammunition.

“Unfortunately, I agree that there was a shortage of training ammunition from the beginning. It’s a logistic problem that wasn’t resolved in time. It’s a mistake because it should have been there but didn’t come. There’s no good explanation. That shouldn’t have happened, “said Rembo, Operations Department of Danish Command.

According to Alexander Høgsberg Tetzlaff, an analyst at the Center for Military Research, University of Copenhagen, this could be seen as the result of many years of spending cuts. He called the lack of sufficient ammunition in Denmark in the event of a war a “major problem.”

“To save military money, storage capacity has been closed. Inventories are always expensive, contingencies are expensive, but it’s good to have them when you need them.” Høgsberg Tetzlaff thought.

Denmark has been criticized by NATO for having empty shelves in its ammunition depot in 2018, and more recently in 2020.

“As a soldier, it’s not so much fun to run around in the woods and say’bang’instead of shooting. Or drive in a regular vehicle instead of an armored vehicle, “he added.

With 350 soldiers sent primarily from the Gardefs regiment in Slagelse to Latvia, the Danish deployment at the Adaji military base has increased to about 750 soldiers. This is Europe’s largest Danish personnel and equipment deployment in 23 years.

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Accumulation in Europe stems from Russia’s special operations to “demilitarize and denagify” Ukraine, which the West describes as “aggression” and “military threat.” Denmark has maintained Ukraine’s armament since the beginning of the conflict, contributing to the increase in weapons weapons that can be used in truck-mounted mode, from anti-tank systems to Navy harpoon missiles, with a range of up to 240. doing. Kilometers. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described Western military supplies as “anointing fire” and emphasized that NATO was “essentially at war” with Moscow. He also emphasized that the transportation of weapons to Kieu would constitute a “legitimate target” for Russian troops.

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