Ukraine is working with Britain's major defence company BAE Systems to establish a Ukrainian base for the production and repair of weapons, from tanks to artillery, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday.

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Zelenskiy made the announcement after talks with senior BAI officials, including Chief Executive Charles Woodburn.

"This is really a huge manufacturer of weapons, weapons that we need now and that we will continue to need," Zelensky said in an evening video address.

"We are working on creating a suitable base in Ukraine for production and repair. This covers a wide range of weapons, from tanks to artillery," he added.

Zelensky said the two sides agreed to start work on opening a BAI office in Ukraine.

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