Minister for Strategic Industries Oleksandr Kamyshin has said that by the end of this year Ukraine will produce tens of thousands of drones per month.
He said, “As for drones, we are already producing thousands of them. By the end of the year it will be tens of thousands per month.
“This is an area that is growing even faster for us than ammunition and military weapons.”
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He added, “As for the capabilities of the domestic defense industry, we are growing significantly.
“And if we talk, for example, about shells, now we are producing many times more of them than in the entire last year.
“But in any case, this is quite far from what we need.”
The minister said that no matter how much Ukraine increases local production, it will still largely rely on Western supplies.
Kamyshin added, “Because we have the biggest war of generations. And the level of consumption of shells is quite high.”
President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Ukraine will expand their geography of weapon supplies from the West.
Zelensky said, “We are preparing for the expansion of the geography of supplies to Ukraine from our partners.
“We will complete this marathon and achieve our victory. The key is to add strength to Ukraine, our state, and our people every day.”
He added that he is “in contact with our commanders and those responsible for providing our defense and offensive operations. Ammunition, weapons, equipment. Domestic production. Supporting our warriors.
“The key is to add strength to Ukraine, our state, and our people every day.”