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Turchynov: Weapons and military equipment of Ukrainian origin are highly competitive

Turchynov: Weapons and military equipment of Ukrainian origin are highly competitiveThe National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine’s Secretary Alexander Turchynov testifies to the high competitiveness of the weapons produced in Ukraine.

"Nowadays the weapons, which are produced in Ukraine, are quite competitive on foreign markets. As the weapons and military equipment is being tested not at the military sites, but in real harsh field conditions. Based on the experience of its direct usage in combatting, the weapons are being improved and changed, that is why they are so much in demand ", - he said during the Ukrainian Defense and Security Forum '16 which took place in Kyiv on Thursday.

However, Turchynov would like to see more investments in domestic defence sector.

"Our priority is the restoration of the military-industrial complex and our military capabilities, which the country had 20-30 years ago. I am speaking about a very wide range of activities: from small arms to a powerful missile weapons, armored vehicles and aircraft," – underlined the Secretary of the National Security Council of Ukraine.

He also added that this Forum will contribute to the development and investments in Ukrainian defence sector, which is quite ready for it.
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