I have mentioned before that we are privileged to be in regular contact with many recipients of our trucks. These front-line reports are meaningful for soldiers looking for a moment of normalcy, serve as a grounding for our team members corresponding from safety, are often mundane, and are frequently inspiring. Recently, more of the exchanges have offered a glimpse into the horror of this current phase of the war.

For all that we see reported in mainstream media, the reality is much worse. The ongoing offensive is pitted against established Russian defenses, and the casualty rate is staggering. Ukraine does not publish its losses and our information is not broad enough to extrapolate, but the reports we receive directly from front-line units is stunning. The cost Ukraine is paying for its independence is incalculable.

That cost extends to our effort as well. We estimate that 40% of the vehicles we have delivered have been destroyed.