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Ukraine’s ammo production surges but still lags behind consumption

Ukraine’s defense industry has grown its production of shells, but still cannot meet the demand and requires Western assistance.
Ukraine’s ammo production surges but still lags behind consumption

Although Ukraine has ramped up the production of artillery ammunition, Kyiv still relies heavily on supplies of shells from partners, Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kamyshin said at a briefing on the sidelines of the NATO Industrial Forum in Stockholm, Ukrainska Pravda reported.

Over the past year, Ukraine’s defense industry has significantly increased the production of ammunition and weapons to keep up with intensive hostilities, Oleksandr Kamyshin said on 25 October.

“As for the capabilities of the domestic defense industry, we are growing significantly. We are now producing many times more shells than we did last year. But this is quite far from how much we need,” Oleksandr Kamyshin said. “Because we have the biggest war of generations. And the level of consumption of shells is quite high,” Kamyshin added.

According to Oleksandr Kamyshin, Ukraine will still rely heavily on Western military aid despite the increase in local arms production.


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