Polish Dezamet increases ammunition production
Polish company Dezamet will significantly increase the production of ammunition, which will be sent to Ukraine. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, in an interview with radio RMF. As noted, on March 27, the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, will visit the Dezamet SA plant. This visit is related to Poland’s plans to build new technological lines at the plant, for which the European Union provides funds.
“This plant can count not only on new orders but also on European money. At this plant and in other places in Poland, we will build new technological lines for the production of ammunition. Usually, this takes a little more time. At this plant, we will try to increase production as quickly as possible, given that there are people, competencies, and already available technological lines there,” said Morawiecki.
He noted that currently, the capacity of the Dezamet plant is too small compared to the needs for ammunition that have arisen. According to Morawiecki, Ukrainians use from 2,000 to 6,000 shells per day, while Russians use from 20,000 to 60,000. The Polish Prime Minister announced that on March 23, he had a long conversation with the Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, in particular about ammunition for Ukraine.
“He told me that he wants the two largest private companies to be able to quickly increase the production of ammunition, in this case, with the support of the German state. We want to do the same,” Morawiecki said.
Meanwhile in Russia
Russia plans to produce and upgrade over 1,600 tanks in the next three years, according to the country’s aggressor President Vladimir Putin. “The instigators plan to send 420 or 440 tanks to Ukraine, just like with ammunition. During this time, we will produce new and upgrade existing tanks to over 1,600,” Putin said in an interview with the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin,” as reported by Interfax and RIA Novosti.
“The total number of Russian army tanks will exceed the number of Ukrainian tanks by a factor of three. Even more than three times… I’m not even talking about aviation. There the difference is tenfold.” The Russian dictator also claimed that Ukrainian forces supposedly use about 5,000 shells per day, while the US produces about 15,000 per month. Putin also called the West’s provision of arms to Ukraine an attempt to prolong the conflict. “In my opinion, this will only lead to greater tragedy, nothing more,” he said.
On March 23, The Washington Post published an article stating that the actions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are hampered by slow deliveries of Western weapons. On March 20, 18 countries signed an agreement on the European Defense Agency (EDA) project for joint purchases of one million shells to help Ukraine and replenish the national stocks of member states.