Ukraine accelerates its weapons production due to fear that conflicts such as that of Israel or an eeventual fatigue of the West affect economic and war assistance to kyiv, while its troops repel the offensive of Russian forces in the eastern city of Avdiivka.
“I thank all the leaders, all the countries that help us with weapons, equipment and supplies (…), but it is evident that the fundamental direction of the State is our own production, our own weapons, our own ammunition for the forces of defense,” declared this Friday the Ukrainian president, Volodímir Zelenskiin his usual daily message to Ukrainians.
Ukraine is ready to produce “everything from missiles and drones to armored vehicles and ammunition of the necessary caliber” to “provide our warriors with more Ukrainian weapons capabilities,” according to the head of state.
Advisor to the Ukrainian presidential office Mijailo Podoliak declared on Ukrainian public television that kyiv will seek to increase the production of long-range missiles to achieve parity with Russia and be able to confront its attacks.
“If we want to have parity, then we need not only to produce drones, but also missiles. And we have already tested experimental prototypes that have a range from 750 to 1,000 kilometers“he asserted.