Ukraine has been locked in a bitter conflict with Russia for exactly one year today. To gain a strategic advantage against its adversary, Ukraine has received several shipments of modern heavy Western weapons from NATO member states. 

However, this is far from enough for the Ukrainian forces to gain a decisive victory over the Russian military. To that end, Western countries need to urgently intensify their supply of weapons to Ukraine so that they can have a better chance of success in this war.

NATO member states have recently provided Ukraine with modern heavy Western weapons, including HIMARS multiple rocket launchers, M777 howitzers, PzH 2000 howitzers, Zuzana and Krab self-propelled artillery, and Harpoon anti-ship missiles. These weapons have effectively hit military targets as far as 50 km away and have even hit gas extraction platforms in the Black Sea and Russian troops on Snake Island. 

However, despite their effectiveness, the number of these weapons currently supplied by NATO is far too small for Ukraine to gain a strategic advantage over Russia. So far, Ukraine has only received 12 PzH 2000 self-propelled guns, 8 Zuzana self-propelled guns, and 4 HIMARS systems—which is not nearly enough to gain a decisive victory over the much larger Russian forces.