“There is no ammunition industry left in Ukraine, it essentially needs to be created from the very beginning. From small to large calibers. Now all this is being bought. Of course, warehouse leftovers are also used, but among them there are those whose service life ends, they sometimes lose their characteristics during their stay in warehouses, "- said in interview RBC-Ukraine head of the defense concern" Ukroboronprom "Igor Fomenko.
According to him, the only viable option for launching ammunition production in Ukraine was a contract with the American company GreyFox, which received an advance payment, but never delivered the production line.
“Artem plant won the court with them in the Stockholm arbitration, now the task is to implement this decision. But this is not a quick procedure, "Fomenko said.
According to him, today none of the Ukrainian factories is capable of organizing a full cycle of ammunition production in the next few years.
Let us remind you that on November 18 at Ukroboronprom stated that they are concerned about the curtailment of the reform of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine and interference in economic activities by the Ministry of Strategic Industries.