Poltorak also said that the state’s financial resources and defense order will significantly increase the combat capabilities of the Ukrainian armed forces.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said the Ukrainian armed forces will get more than 20 new types of military equipment in 2019.
“In the past three years, we have supplied 120 samples of new equipment and commissioned 330 samples. This year, we plan to supply the Ukrainian armed forces with more than 20 new types, including the Neptun, Vilkha and Vilkha M missile systems, “he said during a working visit to the Lviv region, according to the ministry’s website.
Planning is already complete, Poltorak said, and construction of a missile boat has started.
“These plans are quite realistic; after all, the financial resources and the preconditions allow us to do this,” Poltorak said.
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He also said that the financial resources and the state defense order will significantly increase the combat capabilities of the Ukrainian armed forces.
“Help from our partners is extremely important. In recent years, from the United States alone, we have received almost $ 400 million in aid. These were mainly artillery reconnaissance stations, electronic warfare stations, unmanned aerial vehicles, communications equipment, ships, anti-sniper complexes and other weapons and equipment “, said the Minister of Defense.
Poltorak said that after the Verkhovna Rada passed the relevant law, the Defense Ministry was given the opportunity to directly purchase weapons and equipment from abroad.