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Ukraine increases production of drones, says MFA

Ukraine increases production of drones, says MFA Photo: Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Ukraine has increased production of drones, including FPV drones, and is actively working to expand manufacturing in collaboration with allies, according to Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba.

Kuleba highlighted that during his visit to Estonia, he discussed several issues with his Estonian counterpart, Margus Tsahkna, including:

  • Drones

  • Artillery rounds

  • The use of frozen Russian assets

  • Ukraine's accession to the European Union and NATO

During the negotiations, the parties agreed on the next steps to advance these efforts.

"Ukraine appreciates Estonia's 2023 initiative to have the EU deliver one million artillery rounds. We agreed to work tirelessly to make the EU speed up the implementation of this commitment," added Kuleba.

The Minister also thanked Estonia for adopting a law regarding the use of frozen Russian assets and urged the Estonian parliament to pass it, setting an example for others.

Ukraine's arms production

As President Volodymyr Zelenskyy previously emphasized, Ukraine aims to become strong and efficient enough for Russia to understand that every strike will be met with a response. To achieve this, it is essential to strengthen the production of domestic weapons.

Ukraine is already manufacturing long-range weaponry, such as the new version of long-range missiles called Neptune. Recently, it has become known that serial production of drones, serving as a counterpart to Iranian Shahed drones, has commenced.

According to the Minister of Strategic Industries, Oleksandr Kamyshin, Ukraine has significantly increased the production of ammunition, including a 42-fold increase in mines and almost a threefold increase in artillery shells.