The armed forces of Ukraine over the past three years has entered the top ten strongest armies on the continent. This was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a visit to Lviv armored plant, the press service of the state concern «Ukroboronprom».
«Our APU, our heroes, to stop Russian aggression and liberated two-thirds of the occupied Donbass. The Ukrainian army and «Ukroboronprom» has other, much better than three years ago, » he said.
The President added that today the Ukrainian military are well armed and this year more new and modern technology enters in the Armed forces on the efforts of «Ukroboronprom».
For three years the state concern «Ukroboronprom» gave the Ukrainian army more than 12 thousand units of weapons and military equipment, almost 3.5 thousand of components and assemblies, has presented 15 national innovative projects. Today Poroshenko said that before the end of 2017 in the Armed forces of Ukraine will be delivered 72 units of modernized T-72 tanks.
On July 12, the President enacted the decision of the Council of national security and defense on financing the defense sector of Ukraine.
July 10, NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said that the Council recommends that the Cabinet of Ministers to allocate funding for security sector and defense of the special Fund of the state budget of UAH 6 billion seized assets of the entourage of former President Viktor Yanukovych.
Poroshenko said that the Armed forces of Ukraine entered the top ten strongest armies on the continent 14.07.2017