With the billions worth of artillery and weapons getting transferred to Ukraine, a special unit is designated to ensure these are safely delivered to the Ukrainian Military Forces.

The US European Command in Germany created a special operations group whose pivotal role is to keep weapons flowing into the Ukrainian camp. This cell unit crosses between regions and plans delivery on a highly tactical level.

As noted in NY Times, they can be attributed as the “military version of FedEx.” Still, instead of simply throwing your packages in your front yard, this spec ops unit undergoes critical logistical planning before a “shipment” goes out.

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III briefs the media on Afghanistan, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Aug. 18, 2021. (Source: U.S. Secretary of Defense/Flickr)

According to Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III, Ukraine is preparing its foundation for offensive strategies against Russia, and firepower and ammunition are the key.

“Ukraine needs the firepower and the ammunition to withstand its barrage and strike back at the Russian weapons launching these attacks from inside Ukraine’s territory. “And so we understand the urgency, and we’re pushing hard to maintain and intensify the momentum of donations.”

As previously reported by SOFREP, UK is set to send another $1.2 billion worth of weapons. In addition, the US will send four more M142 HIMARS in the coming months. The infusion of weapons has slowed down Russian forces and alerted their generals.

“This has significantly slowed down the Russian advance and dramatically decreased the intensity of their artillery shelling,” Ukraine’s defense minister, Oleksii Reznikov, said in an online interview last week for the Atlantic Council, a Washington research group. “So it’s working.”

As for the cell where all of these weapons are being initially delivered to, European Command’s Chief Logistician Rear Adm. R. Duke Heinz confirms the “flow has been nonstop.” The admiral also said his cell station and his team are trying their hardest to keep up with Ukraine’s demands.