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Ukraine’s Allies Can’t Get Arms Fast Enough as Stockpiles Shrink

With defense spending a lower priority for years, it could take time for contractors to make up the gulf between supply and demand.

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Kyiv Pounded by Intense Barrage of Russian Missile Strikes

With Russia’s war in Ukraine in its eighth month, some European nations that have funneled weapons to Kyiv are running low, and it could take years for defense contractors to meet the shortfall.

NATO states are urging companies to boost production to help them restock — to both resupply Ukraine and reinforce their own stores in a climate of heightened tension, according to people familiar with the matter. That’s as Russian President Vladimir Putin escalates his threats, including warning of a potential nuclear attack, with his troops facing numerous setbacks on the ground in Ukraine.