Armed Forces of Ukraine received 119 pieces of military equipment and armament from UKROBORONPROM enterprises. The transfer of military equipment took place in Chuhuiv, Kharkov region, October 15, in the honor of Ukraine Defenders’ Day.
Ukrainian military received powerful MLRS "Uragan," air defence systems "Osa" and "Tunguska", more than fifty 82- and 120-mm mortars, tanks T- 64, T 80 and other armored vehicles, including new BTR-3DA .
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in military equipment transfer. He praised the courage of Ukrainian soldiers and tireless work of UOP specialists, who supplied Ukrainian military with more than 12 thousand units of armament for the last two years.
Besides the ground equipment, Ukrainian military received fighters MiG-29 and Su-27, strike fighter Su-25, military transport aircraft AN-26, attack helicopters Mi-24PU1 and helicopter Mi-8.
"The state is doing everything possible to supply the Army with new military equipment. The domestic defence industry plays a key role in maintaining a high level of combat and mobilization readiness of forces and security sector means, increasing their operational capabilities, "- said Petro Poroshenko.
Petro Poroshenko emphasized that he sets the task before scientists, designers, managers of defence enterprises and their employees to develop and produce new missile munitions: CM complexes – that have already passed the first tests – new samples of artillery systems, high-precision and high-tech armament.
"The country needs modern, new, powerful armament that will protect Ukraine from the aggressor, stopping and destroying him, to protect the lives of our citizens", – said the President of Ukraine.
Besides, during the briefing in Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Petro Poroshenko stressed great importance of the military-industrial enterprises of the SC"UkrOboronProm," (UOP) located in Kharkiv.
"To begin with, 17 UOP enterprises are located in Kharkiv – one of the basic centers of Ukrainian defence industry. I can stress the fact that Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnieper and enterprises of many other regions participate in most projects. It is hard to imagine a significant number of UOP projects without Kharkiv enterprises: " Malyshev Plant," the world-famous" SE “Kharkiv Morozov Machne-Building Design Bureau” etc. I will not specify: you will not find any country that discloses its defence development, though we can point out that for about 25 years we haven’t had such an increase," – said Petro Poroshenko.