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Ukraine hosts a defense industry forum seeking to ramp up weapons production for the war

Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has hosted an international defense industry conference as part of a government effort to ramp up weapons production within the country to repel Russia’s full-scale invasion. The event marked a new development in support of Ukraine with the previous focus being on the delivery of weapons, repair of damaged equipment and military training of Ukrainian soldiers. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke at the opening of the International Defense Industries Forum. He said that around 250 defense companies from more than 30 countries had gathered Friday in Kyiv. Defense ministers and representatives of several countries also attended the event.

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