5 out of 15 German self-propelled guns PzH 2000 remained in service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The German howitzers PzH 2000 proved to be absolutely useless for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The long-awaited for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the German self-propelled artillery installations PzH 2000 turned out to be completely useless. Earlier, the Ukrainian military acknowledged this, stating that after a spent resource, howitzers need mandatory scheduled maintenance, and just a day ago, the German Ministry of Defense also announced this, revealing the real losses of these weapons.

As it turned out, out of 15 German self-propelled guns PzH 2000 delivered to Ukraine, only five artillery mounts remained in service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which makes their combat use completely useless due to the inability to deliver heavy salvo strikes. Moreover, it turned out that 10 artillery installations were not lost in battle - the howitzers simply cannot be repaired due to the lack of spare parts.

“Panzerhaubitze 2000 is one of the heavy weapons that Germany has supplied to Ukraine. There, this system is constantly used, at least at the initial stage. Currently, only a third can be used, as the German Ministry of Defense told an FDP MP. According to FDP military politician Markus Faber, most of the 15 PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers that Germany and the Netherlands have delivered to Ukraine so far no longer work. The reason for the failures was not Russian fire, but the fact that the guns were "massively used" by the Ukrainian armed forces, said Faber, who visited Ukraine a few days ago. “I learned from the Ministry of Defense that five out of fifteen self-propelled howitzers are still in working order,” said the Bundestag deputy. In this context, the Ukrainian side expressed a desire to get more spare parts. In principle, in Kyiv "they are optimistic that they will be able to restore operational readiness"", - reports the German resource NTV.

The German Ministry of Defense officially declined to comment on the current situation, fearing a serious scandal, since it is more than likely that Germany itself has similar problems with these weapons.