Zelensky introduces Ukraine’s new Defense Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

The head of state stressed that it was important for the army to respect the minister
12:51, 11 March 2020

Ukraine's New Defense Minister

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky introduced the new Defense Minister of Ukraine - Andriy Taran. President's speech was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

"Today I have the honor to introduce the new Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Taran. It is an honorable, yet very responsible mission, so I congratulate you and wish you strength, endurance, a spirit of steel," Zelensky said.

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President of Ukraine also noted that the new minister’s top priority would be ensuring Ukraine’s high defense capability. Zelensky stressed the need for cooperation between the Ministry of Defense and the leader of Armed Forces in all major areas and emphasized the importance of the Army's respect for the Minister.

As we reported earlier, in 2019, Ukraine received military hardware from the EU countries and the U.S. Its total values made $143 million.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine got armored vehicles HMMWV type and Island vessels within the framework off international military aid. 

Related: Ukraine's new Cabinet: Minister of Defense Andriy Taran

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