Defense minister Poltorak says Ukraine doesn't buy Russian ammunition

12:00, 31 March 2017
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Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has announced that Ukraine does not buy Russian ammunition, and the Ukrainian government plans to build munitions factories as an alternative, according to

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"We're planning to buy ammunition from our partners while these factories are being built," he said, reported.

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The factories will produce the ammunition Ukraine is facing a shortage of.

As was earlier reported, state-run Ukroboronprom Concern denied media reports that it uses Russian-produced armor to manufacture Dozor-B armored vehicles.

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