Kyiv is counting on cooperation with Western arms manufacturers. On Monday, June 19, Deputy Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine Sergey Boev told Reuters.
“We have very detailed discussions with them. And we are confident that we will have contracts signed within the next few months,” he said.
Boev added that he considers it necessary to develop domestic arms production in Ukraine. In particular, according to him, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be produced in the country. The emergence of such enterprises, among other things, will help improve the situation with the employment of citizens.
“Some companies say they are ready to come, invest and produce drones,” the deputy minister summed up.
At the same time, a Reuters source noted that European Union (EU) standards and regulations regarding the production of drones and testing may make it difficult for foreign manufacturers to enter Ukraine. Second plans: Russian army holds back new wave of AFU attacks After the first failures of the counter-offensive, the enemy regrouped and became more active, experts say producing ammunition for Ukraine. It was noted that this is a “temporary emergency measure”, which is currently going through the EU approval process.
Western countries have stepped up military and financial support to Ukraine against the backdrop of Russia’s special operation to protect Donbass, which the Russian authorities announced on February 24, 2022 amid the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.Share: