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 "Ukraine needs powerful missile shield", - NSDC Secretary Turchynov

One of Ukraine's strategic objectives is the revival of missile strength of the country, capable to protect Ukraine from aggression.

This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Oleksandr Turchynov in his congratulatory speech on the occasion of the Day of missile troops and artillery, Censor.NET reports citing the NSDC press service.

He reminded that Ukraine had always been a rocket state: "Our outstanding fellow countrymen such as Sergei Korolev, Mikhail Yangel and others laid the foundation of the world rocketry."

According to Oleksandr Turchynov, that is why the revival of Ukraine's missile power that has "been systematically destroyed in recent years" is one of the most important priorities which the National Security and Defense Council pays much attention to.

"Ukraine has everything for it: the industrial and technical potential, research and development, and a large number of high-level experts," he stressed.

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The NSDC Secretary said that both the peaceful space and the development of military technology were meant.

"When we talk about peaceful space, international cooperation in this issue, it first of all concerns such developments as a powerful Zenit carrier rocket, the advanced technology of sea, air and ground missile complexes, etc.," he said adding that the development of military missile technology is a very important direction amid the aggression of the Russian Federation.

According to Oleksandr Turchynov, the domestic military-industrial complex must fully meet the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in advanced missiles "capable of striking a variety of ground, surface and air targets: armored vehicles, aircraft, ships, fortifications and troops of the enemy, inflicting smashing blows at long distances when necessary."

"Only a powerful and reliable missile shield will be able to protect our country against the encroachments of the aggressor," the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council summed up.

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