President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has promulgated the decision of the National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) on the state defense order for 2018-2020. The corresponding order has been published on the president’s website.
The president’s order was published on Jan. 29. The NSDC decision is attached to the order but is classified.
Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the NSDC, is to oversee the implementation of the order, which comes into force on the day of its publication.
The priority areas of the state defense order in 2018 are supposed to be the provision of modern missile and armoured vehicles, means of electronic warfare air defense, drones, anti-sniper systems to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Compared to 2017, the funding of the state defense order had been increased by 37%.