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Ministry of Defense plans to increase acquisition of new weaponry in 2019

Source : 112 Ukraine

It gives preference to domestic manufacturers
11:59, 31 December 2018
Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak stated that the Ministry plans to increase the batch of purchase of new weapons the next year, reports the press office of the Ministry. 

‘I would like to specify that the state defense order, which we adopted at the National Security and Defense Council is a very optimistic and gives us every reason to fight for the future with a great prospect,’ Poltorak said this while being in a working visit to Lviv. 

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According to him, Ukraine is gaining new powerful high-end weapons, high-accuracy systems, which allows to defeat an enemy and protect the country. 

The Minister noted that he gives preference to domestic manufacturers  

‘We are planning to purchase more new weapons and the one we don’t have yet. There are up 20 items that are not in service today, we plan both to acquire it, and manufacture in Ukraine. I would say that most of the weapons will be domestic manufactured,’ Poltorak stressed. 

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