Ukraine and Britain will strengthen military-technical cooperation

Украина и Британия усилят военно-техническое сотрудничество

The British experts will train Ukrainian military. Also, the UK will contribute to the development of Ukrainian military infrastructure.

The heads of the defense ministries of Ukraine and Britain agreed to strengthen military-technical cooperation. This is stated in a joint statement, ministries, Wednesday, November 21, on the website of the British government.

There was also agreement about the Ukrainian military training and joint countering hybrid threats and threats in cyberspace.

“Britain and Ukraine agreed to deepen cooperation to counter Russian aggression, malicious activity and abuse of the legal system,” the statement reads.

It is noted that the UK Ministry of defence emphasizes the full and unconditional support of Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and pledges to support Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Ukraine”, – stated in the British government.

The United Kingdom and Ukraine also agreed on enhancing cooperation in the fields of cybersecurity, intelligence, counter-hybrid threats. The UK has also expressed its intention to strengthen military diplomatic mission in Ukraine.

In particular, we are talking about the increasing presence of the UK in the framework of the project Op Orbital, enhance the abilities of the Ukrainian armed forces at sea and in the air. In addition, the British experts will be involved to improve military education in Ukraine. Also agreed to strengthen military-technical cooperation and promote the development of military infrastructure.

Earlier, defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said that the budget for 2019, provides for insufficient funds to Finance the defence sector. After that the Cabinet has found an extra five billion for the Agency.

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