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Ukraine looks long-range and long-term

By Charlotte Lawson

07 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. Ukraine is rejuvenating its arms industry, focusing on long-range weapons development, with the goal of strengthening its defense and deterring future Russian aggression, aided by NATO support.

While the West calculates whether each new arms shipment it sends to Ukraine risks escalating the conflict with Russia, Ukrainian officials are taking matters into their own hands.

The country has produced and successfully launched “new, Ukrainian weapons” with a range of more than 400 miles, President Volodymyr Zelensky said last week, one day after a drone attack on an air base in Pskov, Russia, some 400 miles from the Ukrainian border. (Ukraine’s military intelligence chief claimed the drones had been launched from Russian soil.)

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