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 "We have enough Kalashnikovs and tanks. Ukraine needs sophisticated weapons" - Foreign Ministry


Ukraine has already taken steps to make arms market available for it, and now our country may purchase advanced weapons to counter Russian aggression.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko said in an interview to Voice of America, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

The sophisticated lethal weapons are not yet available to Ukraine, but its possibilities to acquire weapons have significantly increased, the diplomat said.

There are many laws that prohibit selling weapons to the countries that are not allies, Prystaiko said. It is difficult to overcome these laws and protocols because these obstacles were established intentionally for the weapons not to be spread throughout the world. But these details do not seem so important when the country is just bleeding to death, the diplomat said.

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"We're not talking about Kalashnikov assault rifles. We also have sufficient quantity of tanks. We are able to produce tanks and other simple weapons. Sophisticated weapons are what is important for us, such as counter-artillery radars, to oppose the artillery shelling our cities, as well as counter-sniper and mine-disposal equipment. We started with supplies of bullet-resistant vests, uniforms, helmets, and now we require counter-artillery radars, mine-disposal weapons, counter-sniper equipment, special protection, and hardware including but not limited to drones. We are already purchasing modern rifles, armored vehicles. That means that we have reached a higher level," Prystaiko said.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n322687