The General Director of the Ukroboronprom State Enterprise, Yuriy Gusev, speaking in an interview with Interfax on Apr. 5 claimed there have been more than 150 attacks on its facilities since the start of the full-scale invasion by Russia.
Ukroboronprom is a major Ukrainian weapons and military hardware manufacturer, comprising state unitary enterprises employing 67,000 highly skilled workers. It is the national leader in the production of ammunition and other modern, high-quality military equipment in support of Ukraine's defense and security needs.
"In spite of the fact that our factories have been attacked, on more than 150 occasions, not a single production has been lost and we are not just performing, but increasing production volumes," he asserted. The general director said more than 12,000 Ukrainians had responded to job vacancies in Ukroboronprom companies.
"Ukroboronprom" hired 6,000 new employees as part of the relocation of operations, the creation of additional production facilities and cooperation with private companies.
The state concern has begun to work alongside about 100 companies that were not previously involved in production for the armed forces. The company also works with the heads of regional military administrations so that industrial enterprises in the regions are able to produce defense-related equipment using their equipment.
According to Gusev, "Ukroboronprom" implements a program of production and repair of equipment in safe places, repairing not only old Soviet but also trophy equipment and equipment received from partners.
"With our partners, of course, we are united in the opinion that repair and maintenance will, in the future, develop into deeper cooperation in the collection and joint production of new types of weapons. This applies to armored vehicles, rocket launchers, and air defense equipment," the general director emphasized.
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