President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Ukraine wants the production of military equipment, which is provided to the country’s defense forces by international partners, to be localized in Ukraine.
He stated this during an online speech at a bilateral conference on the reconstruction of Ukraine, which is taking place in Rome, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“Our defense industry is gaining momentum even now, when the war is still going on. We are interested in localizing the production of such military equipment in Ukraine, which we receive from our partners,” the President said.
At the same time, Zelensky reminded that Ukraine is building new production facilities for its own weapons and ammunition and is creating such new defense tools as a naval drone fleet and a wide range of drones for the front.
As reported, a bilateral conference on Ukraine’s reconstruction is taking place in Rome on April 26.
“Our defense industry is gaining momentum even now, when the war is still going on. We are interested in localizing the production of such military equipment in Ukraine, which we receive from our partners,”
That’s great news. This is yet more evidence in the industriousness of the Ukrainian people, their ingenuity and determination.
Allow Ukraine to enrich uranium to produce nukes. If NATO is unwilling to protect Ukraine, nukes can.
I would at all be surprised if at least such thoughts are crossing the minds of the elite.
Nuclear proliferation is not the solution to any problem. I understand these are tempting ideas, but the civilized Earth can’t afford any more challenges than already exist. Nuclear weapons are not some magical force field that will protect those who possess them.
Learning from your mistakes is also a natural phenomenon. Ukraine went along with the promises from Russia, Great Britain and the USA for protection if they did as you say, gave up their nukes, and look what happened? Ask the mother in Lymon who lost her baby from a Russian missile if she thinks giving up the nukes was a good idea.
It is easy for us sitting in our warm houses in front of our computers with nice hot coffee to judge others and tell them how to live their lives but reality is often different. And full of liars and scoundrels. I think it is fair to say if Ukraine still had her nukes Mad Vlad would NOT have invaded. Until our world can mature enough to realize MAD is not an option we are collectively stuck having them.
Burn me once, shame on you, burn me twice, shame on me.
I fully understand the concept about taking steps against nuclear proliferation. However, the Budapest Memorandum and its aftermath have destroyed this concept. It proved beyond any doubt that nuclear weapons are the best deterrence, and not a scrap piece of paper with useless signatures.