2024 is Bleak for Ukraine — How US Aid Could Change Ukrainian War Effort

Jakub Ferencik
5 min readApr 24, 2024

In recent months, Ukraine has been outmanned and outgunned.

Some estimates put the artillery rounds at 5:1, and even, 10:1 for the Russians. According to reports, the shortage of shells was getting so bad that Ukrainians had to fire smoke shells instead in order to repel the Russians.

This is what led the CIA Director, William Burns, to say that if Ukraine does not receive more military aid soon, it “could lose on the battlefield by the end of 2024.”

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Jakub Ferencik

Journalist in Prague | Author of “Up in the Air,” “Beyond Reason,” & "Surprised by Uncertainty" on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | 750+ articles with 1+ mil. views