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Ukraine interested in large-scale purchase of weapons from U.S., - Deputy Prime Minister

Kyiv hopes to become an active participant in the Foreign Military Financing program
16:30, 2 February 2019

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Ukraine is interested in starting a large-scale purchase of high-tech defense equipment from the United States, including additional Javelin anti-tank missile launchers. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reports.

According to her, Ukraine hopes to become an active participant in the US program "Foreign Military Financing".

"The U.S. assistance continues to improve the training of combat units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, their equipment, medical and logistical support. I hope that our cooperation will become even stronger with the new legislation," she said.

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In turn, Keith Dayton, the representative of the United States in the group of high-level strategic advisers to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Lieutenant-General of the United States Army noted that his team focused on helping Ukraine implement high-quality defense sector reforms.

“I understand the complexity of the conditions in which Ukraine finds itself, however, it’s not necessary to look for reasons hindering the process of transformation in the country. With the available opportunities, it is necessary to work hard without stopping the process of reforming security and defense sector of Ukraine,” the US representative added.

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