Posted 16 марта 12:08

Published 16 марта 12:08

Modified 16 марта 12:52

Updated 16 марта 12:52

The European Commissioner urged Bulgaria to increase the production of ammunition for Ukraine

16 марта 2023, 12:08
Bulgaria has a good potential to multiply the production of ammunition, which will later be transferred to Ukraine. This was announced by the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton.
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He called on the country to increase the production of ammunition, which Ukraine needs so much.

According to the proposal of the European Commissioner, Bulgarian defense enterprises could increase the supply of ammunition to their partners located in the EU countries. Then these countries would transfer the received ammunition to Ukraine. And Bulgarian enterprises would increase supplies again in order to replenish stocks in European countries, he told Politico."It was very important for me to get this guarantee", - added Thierry Breton.


Recall that Bulgaria does not provide military assistance to Ukraine directly, but supports this country. Earlier, the German edition of Welt found out that Bulgaria supplied weapons to Ukraine in the "crucial months". Deliveries were carried out through third countries, in particular the USA and the UK. The total cost of the weapons sent in this way is estimated at one billion dollars.

At the end of February, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance had run out of artillery shells that they could supply to Ukraine. He called for increasing the production of weapons, as the conflict in Ukraine is developing into a stage of "attrition". Prior to that, the NATO Secretary General called for an audit of ammunition depots in NATO countries.