Ukraine wants to take tougher action against Russian defence industry

Source: Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa), Defence Industry Europe

Ukraine wants to take stronger action against the Russian arms industry, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said after viewing a report on Russia's military-industrial complex.


“We can clearly see in which areas the pressure on Russia must be increased to prevent terrorist capabilities from growing,” Zelensky said in his evening video address.

“There will be more of our own, Ukrainian action against the terrorist state,” he added, without providing further details.

“As long as Russia’s aggression continues, Russia must feel its losses.”



Moscow has ramped up arms production to support its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Western nations imposed sanctions after the Kremlin began the war, but Kiev fears Russian companies are still managing to obtain the electronic components they need from other countries, circumventing the sanctions.

Kiev is also concerned about artillery ammunition supplies, Zelensky said. “This is an issue we deal with on a daily basis,” he said. He said current supplies were important but that Kiev needs additional supplies as well. “And we are gradually increasing the volume of our Ukrainian production.”



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