Ukraine’s defense ministry plans to considerably increase funding for modernization and purchase of new combat vehicles. Defense minister Stepan Poltorak posted this on Facebook.
‘When the International arms exhibition in Kyiv is over (it kicked off on Tuesday, October 10, - 112 International), we’re going to sign the deal on buying BTR-4E’s of the latest modification. This year, we submitted amendments to the state defense order, and we’re going to significantly increase the order for Stugna and Corsair anti-tank missile launchers,’ Poltorak wrote.
He added that thanks to the allocations that the ministry was granted this summer, the defense industry continues to sign documents for construction of Oplot tanks; the construction is now underway.
The government allocated roughly 3 billion U.S. dollars for funding of the Armed Forces in 2018.