For Ukraine: Poland will increase the production of ammunition several times
Polish ammunition manufacturer Dezamet will increase its ammunition production capacity. Warsaw is taking this step in order to help Ukraine cover the need for shells.
This was stated in an interview by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. He made such a statement against the backdrop of a visit scheduled for March 27 by EU Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton to Dezamet.
Poland wants to produce more ammunition for the needs of Ukraine
Dezamet is part of the state-owned Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa and is one of the group's 50 weapons manufacturing companies. New production lines will be launched at this plant.
This plant can count on new orders and funds, we will launch new production lines at this and other ammunition production enterprises,” Morawiecki said.
The Prime Minister of Poland noted that the country plans to increase the production of ammunition several times. In addition, the government expects private companies to join the increase in production.
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, which employs about 20,000 people, plans to increase its work force by opening several thousand additional jobs.
The EU agreed on a plan for the supply of ammunition to Ukraine
- On March 20, the EU reached an agreement on the supply of ammunition for Ukraine and the replenishment of its own warehouses with shells.
- In addition, EU members agreed to increase production capacity. 19 EU countries and Norway agreed on the agreement. Hungary decided not to participate in the EU project.
- The EU has allocated 1 billion euros for emergency supplies of shells and 1 billion for joint purchases of ammunition.
- Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that Warsaw is in favor of the purchase of ammunition by the European Union outside its borders, in particular, we are talking about Israel and South Korea. However, so far France is opposed to this. However, to implement this idea, you also need the consent of the seller.