President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a video call with representatives of the British defense company BAE Systems: CEO Charles Woodburn, Managing Director Gabby Costigan and Director for cooperation with Ukraine Christian Seear.
The participants agreed to start work on opening a BAE Systems office in Ukraine, and later on, repair and production facilities for the company's products.
"We are interested in direct relations with your company, without any intermediaries, not only now, but also in the long term. We are ready to become a major regional hub for the repair and production of various types of your company's products and are interested in making our relations more global," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The Head of State emphasized the importance of strengthening Ukraine's defense capabilities in the face of a full-scale Russian invasion, as well as supplying our country with new models and types of weapons.
According to the President, Ukraine is interested in increasing its own production capacity in cooperation with partners.