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Zelenskyy meets with US defense companies executives to discuss joint weapons production

12 December, 2023 Tuesday
10:32

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with the leadership of American defense companies to discuss joint weapons production

The President's press service reported the information.

President Zelenskyy thanked all employees of American defense companies that produce weapons for their contribution to the defense of Ukraine.

"I want to thank all of you, as well as your partners. I would also like to say something important to your employees: you have done a lot for Ukraine. Without people like you, we would not be able to withstand and defend our land," the President said.

Zelenskyy proposed to create a defense hub in Europe based in Ukraine. He noted that Ukraine has a wealth of practical experience in defense gained as a result of the war.

The President emphasized that Ukraine is ready to increase the production of ammunition and military equipment, but it needs the support of large foreign companies. In particular, it is about joint production of artillery ammunition, air defense systems, artillery and missile systems.

According to Zelenskyy, Ukraine intends to attract American partners to participate in the country's defense industry. This will benefit all parties.

The President emphasized the importance of a creative and innovative approach in the defense industry. Examples of this approach include projects that integrate modern Western and old Soviet technological solutions. This helps effectively protect Ukrainian cities and citizens' lives.

  • On December 11, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy began a visit to Washington and met with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
  • In the United States, Zelenskyy met with IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank President Ajay Banga. The meeting approved a $900 million tranche for Ukraine.
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