Ukraine will host a defense industries forum this fall that President Volodymyr Zelensky hopes will help the country produce more weapons and ammunition, he said during his nightly address Saturday, APA reports citing CNN.
Eighty-six leading defense companies from 21 countries have already confirmed their participation in the forum, Zelensky said, but he did not provide further details.
"Our task is absolutely clear – to provide Ukraine with all the opportunities to produce weapons and ammunition, to provide modern technology to have reliable protection against any form of aggression," he said.
"This fully reflects Ukraine's strength and potential – our ability to defend ourselves and help other countries preserve freedom and international order," Zelensky added.
The forum will be the first of its kind in Ukraine.