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  • Dmytro Kuleba: Ukraine, EU and NATO agree to establish a coordination mechanism to increase arms production for Ukraine’s needs
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, posted 21 February 2023 14:47

    Ukraine, the EU and NATO are joining forces to increase the production of weapons and ammunition for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and to replenish the stockpiles of the Allies. To this end, the parties agreed to establish a trilateral coordination mechanism that would synchronize the work of producers, purchasers, and governments.

    This was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba in Brussels at the first-ever trilateral high-level Ukraine-EU-NATO meeting with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

    The main topic of the talks was strengthening Ukraine’s defense capabilities.

    Ukraine, the EU and NATO agreed to establish a coordination mechanism between Ukrainian producers and companies from the EU and NATO countries to optimize the production of weapons for Ukrainian needs.

    The Minister expressed his gratitude to the EU and NATO for a number of important decisions on security assistance to Ukraine and called for their speedy implementation.

    “We have a common goal – to restore peace and stability in Europe. For this purpose, it is important that Ukraine’s victory is achieved and that our military is provided with everything they need as soon as possible,” the Minister summarized.

    Dmytro Kuleba also proposed to start training Ukrainian pilots within the framework of existing EU and NATO mechanisms.

    The Minister also stated that the new trilateral Ukraine-EU-NATO format would work on a permanent basis.