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Rheinmetall and UK provide more support for Ukraine as Russia gains ground

19th February 2024 - 14:46 GMT | by Damian Kemp in London


Ukrainian forces have withdrawn from the Ukrainian city of Avdiivka. (Photo: Ukrainian General Staff)

As the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine edges closer, the resolve of Western countries has been tested in the face of entrenched positions, rising costs, political divisions and the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip.

Rheinmetall has signed an MoU with a Ukrainian company for the construction of an ammunition plant, a move which follows the German company breaking ground on a new ammunition plant last week and a commitment from European countries to supply thousands of UAS.

The latest moves follow the establishment of a joint-venture between Rheinmetall and Ukrainian Defence Industry JSC in October last year to maintain and eventually build armoured vehicles in Ukraine.

All developments have taken place in the light of increasing calls from Ukraine for financial support and ammunition as Russia successfully makes gains in Ukraine with the second anniversary of

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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