Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said at the Munich Security Conference that the bloc should do what it did during the pandemic to get ready for making a COVID vaccine on a large scale.
She said: “I think it's now the time, really, to speed up the production and to scale up the production of standardized products that Ukraine needs desperately. For example, the standardized, standardized ammunition. It cannot be that we have to wait eight months and years till we are able to replenish or till we are able to deliver that to Ukraine. We could think of, for example, advanced purchase agreements that give the defense industry the possibility to invest in production lines now to be faster and to increase the amount they can deliver.”