Defense Ministry asks NATO countries to establish joint production of weapons: 'We have stopped all cooperation with Russia'

Ukraine and NATO should identify ways to use the capacities of the Ukrainian military-industrial complex for the production of the necessary weapons and equipment.

This was stated by Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine on European integration Ihor Dolhov during strategic discussion club "Ukraine-NATO partnership diagnostics" in Kyiv on Wednesday, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

"We have stopped all cooperation with Russia. All of it. Therefore, we now have a need for means, lethal and non-lethal, which we hope to receive on a bilateral basis sooner or later, but at the same time we need to think about how to establish production of necessary types of equipment, weapons and equipment using our capacities with the help of partners from NATO member states," Dolhov said.

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He noted that it is difficult to restrain Russia, but in this context Ukraine must not forget about the role of social media in getting the Ukrainian position across to the world community.

"NATO needs to strengthen communication, because all the signals that we hear here and understand need to be repeated and heard in the capitals of the member states of NATO and the European Union. We must remember that there are also political forces and political parties and individual politicians there who do not share our current approaches in assessing the situation and the aggression," he said.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n340453