In 2020, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine plans to purchase about 3,000 missile systems worth more than 2.4 billion hryvnias (almost 95 million USD). This was reported by the press service of the Ministry.
It is noted that, compared with 2019, funding for the missile program this year was increased by UAH 300 million (almost 12 million USD). In particular, in 2020, it was planned to complete the development as well as launch state tests of the Neptune and Vilkha complexes and ensure their full funding.
After their adoption, the purchase of serial samples will be carried out.
"It is planned to purchase about 3,000 missile systems and missiles for them in the amount of more than 2.4 billion hryvnias (almost 95 million USD), taking into account state guarantees," the message reads.
In accordance with the instruction of the President of Ukraine, the implementation of the program for creating a multifunctional missile complex is ongoing.
Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov presented 438 weapons in 2019. This was stated by the Ministry's press service in response to the information request made by Ukrayinska Pravda.
Ministry’s "Firearms Award" was handed for outstanding service. It noted that a personal file was made on each gun owner in order to control arms trafficking.
In response to the information request, MIA did not indicate how many MPs, special forces servicemen or volunteers were awarded. In addition, it did not specify what kind of weapons were presented to them.