Japan in talks to provide artillery shells to U.S. to help Ukraine -WSJ

(Reuters) – Japan is in talks to provide artillery shells to the United States to bolster stocks for Ukraine’s counteroffensive against Russia, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian artillery operates in a position near Bakhmut

The Asian nation is considering supplying 155-mm. artillery shells under a 2016 pact to share ammunition as part of its long-standing security alliance with the United States, the paper added, citing people familiar with the matter.

(Reporting by Jose Joseph in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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