Ukrainian defense industry increases production of Bohdana howitzers – Zelenskyy

Bohdana self-propelled howitzer. Photo:

The Ukrainian defense industry will produce ten Bohdana self-propelled howitzers in April and even more in the following months.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced this on Telegram.

“The share of our own production is constantly increasing. The state signs serious, long-term contracts with our enterprises, which provide predictability, the ability to employ people and attract investment. This month our industry will produce ten Bohdana self-propelled howitzers for the first time, and more will follow in May and later,” the post reads.

Zelenskyy also shared that he previously listened to a report by Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Syrskyi on the current situation on the battlefield as well as the results of a recent attack on Russian military facilities in Crimea.

“We are still waiting for the final details, but it is already clear that the occupiers have suffered painful losses. Moreover, according to the intelligence reports, Russia is moving ships, including Kalibr carriers, to the Caspian Sea after our actions in the Black Sea,” he said.

At the beginning of April, the New York Times, citing its own sources, claimed that the Ukrainian defence industry was producing eight Bohdana self-propelled artillery systems in a month.

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