Published on : Dec 31, 2014
Ukrainian military forces are at their receiving end regarding various domestic military hardware and weapons.
The Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko during his visit to Yavorov firing zone in western Ukraine’s Lviv region furnished about 100 units of military hardware and other domestic military weapons to servicemen of Ukrainian. These weapons were produced and repaired at the different military enterprises and deployed in several western regions, reported the Ukrainian presidential press service on Tuesday.
The President shared that next year Ukraine defense budget will account for 5% of GDP (around 90 billion hryvnas, $5.6 billion) for the first time in the history of independent Ukraine. He told the military at Hetman Pyotr Sagaidachny Academy of Ground Troops.
The military forces have received different hardware weapons as an addition to their defense range, in addition to sanitary vehicles, engineer combat vehicles, and fort assault rifles, added the presidential press service. These weapons have been added to the range of defense for enhanced security and coordination at the time of war or any danger. Moreover, the head of state of defense presented the Ukrainian military force with various certificates and other weapons. These certificates were showcased to the US and other two repaired Mi-8 helicopters were handed to meet the military needs of the Ukrainian army. These weapons were presented from the presidential air fleet to the army.
The President has also studied new and different weapon models and military hardware of the country’s defense and other foreign production activities, added the press service.