Kiev is planning a large-scale arms purchases from the United States

Киев планирует масштабные закупки оружия у США

Ukraine counts on purchases of American weapons

Arms imports became possible thanks to the law that eliminates middlemen in the procurement of the Ministry of defense.

Ukraine is interested to start a large-scale purchase of high-tech defense equipment from the United States. This was stated by Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze during a meeting with the US representative in the Group of strategic advisors to the high level of the Ministry of defence the General-the Lieutenant of armed forces of the United States Keith Dayton, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers.

“Just yesterday, President Poroshenko signed the law on the purchase of weapons abroad without intermediaries, who were supported by the Government and the Verkhovna Rada. Think this is a good signal for the strengthening of the defense capability of our state “, – stressed Vice Prime Minister.

She also noted that Ukraine hopes to become an active participant in the American program “Foreign military financing” (Foreign Military Financing, FMF).

“Help US continue to improve the training of combat units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, their equipment, medical and logistical support. I hope that with new legislation, our cooperation will become even stronger “, – said Deputy Prime Minister.

For its part, the Dayton noted that if the capabilities needed to work hard on reforms in the defense sector.

“I understand the difficult conditions in Ukraine, but do not need to look for reasons that impede the transformation process in the country. With the available opportunities, it is necessary to work hard, not stopping the process of reforming the security sector and defense of Ukraine”, – said Dayton.

Recall, the Verkhovna Rada adopted this law on January 17, and 31 it was signed by the President. The law provides for the right of defense to conclude international agreements on the import of defence products without attracting Ukroboronprom.

 

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