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Defence Ministry announces official start of drone coalition

Umerov has signed a letter of intent.

Defence Ministry announces official start of drone coalition
Photo: Defence Ministry

The drone coalition was officially launched as part of the work of the Ukraine Defence Contact Group. Ukraine's Defence Minister Rustem Umerov signed a letter of intent and expressed his gratitude to the co-leaders of the coalition - Latvia and the United Kingdom - for this important initiative, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry has said.

"This is a milestone on the way to achieving technological superiority over our enemy. The serial production and delivery of UAVs will significantly expand the capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Umerov said.

In addition to Latvia, the United Kingdom and Ukraine, the coalition has already been joined by Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Estonia, and the Netherlands.

Ukraine and Lithuania announced the creation of the drone coalition on 17 January. On 25 January, two more countries - - the UK and Sweden - joined the coalition

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