BRUSSELS, November 25. /TASS/. NATO has been able to increase the production of Soviet-era weapons and ammunition which are needed for Ukraine in Eastern Europe, the alliance’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday at a news conference ahead of a NATO foreign ministers' meeting in Bucharest slated for November 29-30.
Taking a question about Germany’s dismissal of a request for deployment of Patriot missile systems in Ukraine, the NATO chief said, "What we have seen is that production has increased and partly our NATO allies have been able to increase the production of Soviet-era equipment and Soviet-era ammunition which is extremely urgent and needed, because Ukraine still has a lot of Soviet-era artillery, and they need ammunition and spare parts. And some other members in the eastern part of the alliance, they have those production facilities.".