Washington, January 12 – US Secretary of the Navy Carlos del Toro said that a six- to 12-month continuation of the military conflict in Ukraine would threaten supply chains in the US military-industrial complex.
Del Toro added that arms manufacturers need to increase their investment in labor and make capital investments to increase output of the military-industrial complex.
“When this happens, it will get better. How long it will take depends on the specific weapon system,” he concluded.
Russia has previously sent a memorandum to NATO countries over the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei 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. 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.