More than million defenders protect Ukraine – Reznikov

More than million defenders protect Ukraine – Reznikov

To date, up to 700,000 soldiers of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, up to 90,000 members of the National Guard, about 60,000 border guards, and 100,000 officers of the National Police are involved in the activities of the security and defense sector.

This was stated by Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov at the “Building Together” online conference, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

According to the minister, Ukraine has turned into a certain kind of training ground where new types of weapons and innovative solutions are used.

“Today, this is a huge training facility where testing services will be held. This means that technological things, innovative solutions and offers will be in demand here. Therefore, the creation of joint ventures, even if they are at first located in the countries of Eastern Europe, but for Ukraine, let them be located in the territories of Western Ukraine in protected places, but this is already a real necessity today," Reznikov said.

He noted that the Defense Ministry is working on supplying Ukraine with modern weapons of the kind that NATO uses, which will then also require repairs and restoration. Therefore, the creation of bases for the restoration of spare parts, various components for equipment and even an ammunition factory is on the agenda, Reznikov emphasized.

According to the minister, "there is an inexhaustible list of everything related to increasing defense capabilities, the security and defense sector, and this should encourage business to invest."

On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops are shelling and destroying the key infrastructure facilities in Ukraine, firing at Ukrainian cities and villages with artillery, multiple launch rocket systems and ballistic missiles.

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