Warsaw, February 18 – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told reporters that about half of the EU countries agree to organize joint production of ammunition for Ukraine.
“We are designing, I have talked about this with the Prime Minister of Estonia, and she is bringing up this topic, a coalition of countries that will be willing to produce ammunition together, to finance the production of ammunition in as large volumes as possible,” Moravecki said.
He argues that the number of EU countries agreeing to this is increasing. “Although at the last EU summit only a few countries supported joint purchases of ammunition and their joint production, investment in production, more and more countries agree with this,” said the Polish Prime Minister.
“I can roughly say that today it is already half of the countries of the European Union. A few days ago there were only a few,” he said, answering a question about how many countries support this idea.
Russia has previously sent a memorandum to NATO countries over the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has indicated that any shipment containing weapons to Ukraine would become a legitimate target for Russia. The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that NATO countries were “playing with fire” by supplying arms to Ukraine. The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, noted that the injection of weapons into Ukraine from the West does not contribute to the success of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and will have a negative impact.
Lavrov stated that the United States and NATO are directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine, “including not only the supply of weapons, but also the training of personnel … in the UK, Germany, Italy and other countries.”
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