Ukraine is facing a new strategic challenge of building an alliance of the world's defence industries to support its defence, and is actively working on its creation, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has told the news telethon.
According to him, the creation of such an alliance was a key topic at the first EU-NATO-Ukraine meeting in Brussels.
"Since the scale of the war is not decreasing (we see very clear figures for artillery and spare parts), and since we are receiving more and more military assistance, all this needs to be maintained. Secondly, we need new modern developments: drones, production of high-precision shells, many other things - we also need to create all of this. Therefore, a few months ago, Ukraine began talking to its partners about the fact that without deploying new defence industry capacities, without creating these clear alliances (when Ukraine is integrated into the Western defence industry), we will not ensure the sustainability and stability of supplies for Ukraine, and you, dear partners, will not ensure supplies to your warehouses," Kuleba said.
He noted that the "flywheel is now spinning" and that Ukraine "is now working on organising a serious international event that should give impetus to the creation of this alliance of defence industries, which will include Ukraine, Ukroboronprom, in particular, the Ministry of Defence."
The alliance will address two main issues. According to the foreign minister, these are the sustainability of supplies and integration of the Ukrainian defence industry into the Western one, and the attraction of the best technologies. The latter will help bring the quality of domestically produced weapons to a new level.