NATO members need to boost weapon production, Kuleba

29 November 2022, 01:58 PM
Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (Photo:REUTERS/Cindy Liu)

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (Photo:REUTERS/Cindy Liu)

NATO member countries urgently must boost weapon production, political news agency Politico reported on Nov. 28, quoting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba.

Ukraine won't be able to win on the battlefield in the long run without investments in expanding weapon manufacturing, Kuleba stressed.

"While we are fighting the battles of today, we have to think how we will be fighting the battles of tomorrow," the minister said.

Kuleba noted that NATO should "begin the production of necessary weapons today."

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"The last time I attended [a] NATO ministerial, I came with three words: weapons, weapons, and weapons," he recalled.

"This time, while this request remains absolutely acute, I will specify it by saying that we need air defense, tanks and production lines.”

A meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs was held in Bucharest from Nov. 29 to Nov. 30. A similar summit in Bucharest in 2008 resulted in Ukraine receiving consent to join the Alliance, but no membership action plan was ever presented.

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