The conflict in Ukraine has revealed the negative effect of decades of low defense spending by bloc members, a European Commission draft paper reportedly reveals
The European Union has listed shortcomings found in its defenses that have been exposed due to the conflict in Ukraine, the media reported on Friday after looking through a draft paper by the European Commission.
According to the document, which was seen by the Bloomberg news agency and Spanish newspaper El Pais, the main gaps included air and missile defense systems; land, air, and maritime combat capabilities such as submarines and tanks; as well satellite-based secure connectivity and cyber defense.
Member states also experienced shortages of ammunition and missiles due to their shipments to Ukrainian government forces amid a conflict with Russia.
Source:: RT All