A Ukrainian official said Ukraine’s army is suffering a manpower shortage that is hampering its ability to use Western-donated weapons, Time magazine reported.
However, in the Time report, an unnamed source identified as a close aide to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy highlighted a different problem.
“We don’t have the men to use them,” the aide said in reference to the Western weapons.
Although Ukraine doesn’t give public figures, Western estimates suggest it has suffered in excess of 100,000 casualties.
Time’s report also noted that Ukraine is struggling to stop combat-age men fleeing the country.
Under the current legal regime of martial law, Ukrainian men aged 18 to 60 are not supposed to leave.
However, 6,100 fighting-age men have been caught trying to leave with forged documents, State Border Guard spokesman Andriy Demchenko told AFP in September.