The Armed Forces of Ukraine have already received over 1,300 pieces of arms and military equipment this year, and will receive another 1,000 before the year’s end, President Petro Poroshenko said.
“The new quality of the army became possible due to the solidarity of all Ukrainian people. I remember vividly when in 2014 the defence industry provided batches of arms that were just enough to arm one full tank brigade. Now the Ukrainian Army is becoming stronger by another batch, which consists of 200 pieces of armor, artillery, aircrafts, air defence systems and other types,” the President said.
He also added that the budget of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be increased from $2.4 billion to almost $3.1 billion.