The minister emphasized that the missile construction program has received official approval, and the necessary funding has been secured.
Reznikov highlighted Ukraine’s extensive experience in missile technology, citing the Ukrainian anti-ship missile Neptune, which successfully sank the flagship vessel of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in April of last year.
The minister recalled Ukraine’s longstanding efforts to acquire anti-ship missiles like the Harpoon from allies to safeguard its coastline. Following the sinking of the Russian cruiser Moskva by Neptune, Ukraine’s request was granted within a matter of days.
“I believe that when our partners see that domestically produced missiles can cover distances of 200, 300, 400 kilometers, they will be willing to supply our forces with systems like ATACMS,” Reznikov stated.