German firm in talks to build tank plant in Ukraine

ARMS manufacturer Rheinmetall is holding “promising” talks to build a tank factory in Ukraine following the Russian invasion, the head of the Germany company said in an interview published today. 

“A Rheinmetall factory could be built in Ukraine at a cost of about €200 million,” (US$213 million) to turn out up to 400 Panther tanks a year, the firm’s president Armin Papperger told the Rheinische Post newspaper.