The Ukrainian Prime Minister has said that Kyiv will “increase” their own production for weapons and will seek more purchases of drones to attack key Russian targets.
In recent months Ukraine has been stepping up their attacks in Crimea and have fired missiles and drones at key infrastructure such as the Kerch bridge, oil and gas sites and on the Black Sea Fleet.
Ukrainian forces and special forces have undertaken various covert attacks in Crimea and Russian forces are “being stormed” who have been warned that these attacks “will be continued.”
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said, “Our Security and Defense Forces need more resources.
“The government bill will attract UAH 25.8 billion this year and UAH 93.7 billion next year for additional purchases of drones and to increase its own production of weapons.”
He added at the same time more than UAH 200 billion, has already accumulated in the accounts of local budgets and budgetary institutions, which will remain at the disposal of local authorities.
Shmyhal added, “To those communities that objectively will not have enough funds, the state will provide a basic and leave a reverse subsidy.
“Thus, the resource of local budgets in 2024 will be UAH 75 billion more than it was in 2021 before the full-scale invasion.”
A former US General has revealed this week that within weeks, Washington could send the game changing Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) to Ukraine.
The former commanding officer of the US Army Europe General Ben Hodges and he said that the ATACMS will make Crimea “untenable for Russian forces” to defend the annexed peninsula.
The game changing ATACMS is a long-range missile system which can hit a target at 190 miles away and Russian forces will easily become targets in fresh Ukrainian strikes.
Hodges told Newsweek, “Crimea is the decisive terrain of this war, so isolating it and then making it untenable are the two necessary steps that lead to its liberation.”