Defense ministers meeting: NATO wants to boost arms production because of the Ukraine war

Because of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the NATO countries want to increase production capacities for ammunition and equipment.

Defense ministers meeting: NATO wants to boost arms production because of the Ukraine war

Because of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the NATO countries want to increase production capacities for ammunition and equipment. "The longer this war drags on, the more important it is that we are then able to replenish supplies," said General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels. Appropriate decisions should be made at the meeting of the defense ministers of the 30 NATO countries later this week. These would secure long-term demand for industry, which in turn would have to invest in new production capacities.

This should speed up the delivery of material to Ukraine. The country needs a "wide range of different systems" in the war against Russia. Stoltenberg mentioned, for example, artillery, armored vehicles, air defense systems, as well as fuel, winter clothing, communication systems and spare parts. "So you need almost everything."

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