OLEG HLADKOVSKIY: WE ARE CHANGING APPROACHES TO THE FUNCTIONING OF THE DEFENSE-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX FOR OUR ARMY TO BECOME ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD

The 26th the International Land and Air Defense and Security exhibition "Eurosatory-2018" is taking place from June 11 to 15 in Paris. The Ukrainian delegation is headed by First Deputy to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleg Hladkovskiy, informs NSDC Press-service.

Mr. Hladkovskiy discussed with the heads of the leading world defense companies of NATO member countries the prospects of expanding cooperation as a guarantee of successful rapprochement of Ukraine with the Alliance.

"Currently, we are actively transforming the defense industry of our country. I am confident that the assistance of NATO member states will remain unchanged, as is our desire to adhere to the NATO membership course. A difficult road is ahead, but step by step we are changing approaches to the functioning of the defense-industrial complex for our army to become one of the best and most advanced in the world", – First Deputy to the Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine noticed.

According to him, Ukraine has made massive progress in the development of the Ukrainian defense-industrial complex, as evidenced by the new developments of modern weapons and military equipment and their production for the needs of the army.

"We must not dwell on what has been achieved, but continue at the same pace. One of the next steps should be the corporatization phase, which will attract investment and establish an effective public-private partnership that works successfully in all NATO member countries. And here we also look forward to the Alliance’s help and experience", – Mr. Hladkovskiy added.