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Ukraine purchases military equipment, weapons 10 times more than before, - Poroshenko
15:03, 23 August 2017
Ukraine purchases military equipment, weapons 10 times more than before, - Poroshenko

Budget of 2017 provides 2,5 billion dollars for the needs of Ukraine’s Armed Forces

15:03, 23 August 2017

Presidential Administration press office

Today, the financing for purchases of military equipment and weapons has increased by 10 times in Ukraine. This was stated by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the opening of the exhibition of weapons and military equipment in Kyiv on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"The financing for the purchases of military equipment and armaments increased 10 times compared to 2013. During the war we found these opportunities. 62,5 million dollarswill be allocated now to purchase and modernize the latest weapons and military equipment, and another 54, 719 dollars to the construction of a plant for the production of ammunition based on the latest technology. Budget of 2017 provides 2,5 billion dollars for the needs of Ukraine’s Armed Forces , " the president said.

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As it was reported earlier Ukrainian military in Donbas will receive 67 new military equipment units after Independence Day. The equipment will be sent to the Armed Forces, National Guard, and State Border Guard Service units.

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