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Ukraine increases ammunition production: Cabinet of Ministers' proposal

Ukraine increases ammunition production: Cabinet of Ministers' proposal Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Maria Kholina

Ukraine is scaling up the production of ammunition, just as it did with drones. The government has increased profitability for Ukrainian enterprises, according to Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

Shmyhal said that over the past two years, Ukraine has significantly ramped up the production of its own weapons. Among the most successful cases is the production of various types of drones.

One factor contributing to the increase in production has been the involvement of private companies. The Cabinet of Ministers set a profitability rate of 25% for them, resulting in a 100-fold increase in drone production over the year.

"Now we are scaling this successful drone production case to the manufacturing of ammunition. We are approving a resolution that sets the profitability level for domestic ammunition manufacturers at up to 25% of their cost," Shmyhal said.

According to the Prime Minister, this decision will allow manufacturers to expand and modernize their production lines.

"At the same time, we expect to see new companies and new investments. Thank you to everyone who is fighting and working for a strong Ukraine, for the future of our state, for our victory," the head of government added.

Drone production in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Ukraine has increased the production of various types of drones.

Ukrainian companies produce both conventional reconnaissance copters and long-range strike drones, which are used for attacks on Russian territory.

Additionally, the first fleet of marine drones was created. These are unmanned vehicles that attack enemy ships at sea. Recently, it became known that the Security Service of Ukraine's Sea Baby marine drones were equipped with Grad systems. They have already successfully attacked Russians on the Kinburn Spit.

For more details on Sea Baby and other marine drones, see the RBC-Ukraine report.