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EU and NATO need to cooperate for arms supply to Ukraine - MFA

EU and NATO need to cooperate for arms supply to Ukraine - MFA Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

It is necessary for the European Union and NATO to cooperate on arms production issues to meet the needs of Ukraine, as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba says to journalists in Brussels.

According to him, Ukraine has already told about the need for cooperation and the development of the defense-industrial complex of EU and NATO countries as a cohesive mechanism.

"In other words, this is very important because no country, if it operates only with its defense industries, can meet the needs of Ukraine or its own in weapons and ammunition. To solve this problem, NATO and the EU should consider their defense industries as a cohesive complex, remove all unnecessary regulatory restrictions, and have a common policy to support private businesses," said Kuleba.

The minister stated that today he heard for the first time that - what Ukraine had been talking about and calling for so long - had resonated. He notes that representatives of NATO and the EU are now talking not only about supporting their defense companies but about actually creating a system. Because a comprehensive system of the defense-industrial complex is capable of meeting the needs of this war.

"As David Cameron rightly said, commenting on the issue of defense industries, after this meeting, we need to turn political will into concrete actions. And this has really been echoed today by almost every minister," he emphasized.

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