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 New types of Ukrainian-made missiles to be tested this week, - Poroshenko

The tests of the missiles produced in Ukraine will be held this week.

President Petro Poroshenko said during a meeting with mid-level commanders of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Censor.NET informs citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"New types of missiles, which are also produced by Ukraine's military-industrial sector, will be tested this week," Poroshenko said.

He also announced that new weapons would be handed over to the Armed Forces in Kharkiv March 23.

The president noted that the capability of the domestic military-industrial sector increased due to the international cooperation with NATO member countries. In particular, he recalled that BTR-3 and BTR-4 armored personnel carriers and Dozor armored vehicle were coproduced with foreign partners.

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Poroshenko also noted that the U.S. lifted restrictions on cooperation with the State Concern Ukroboronprom. They were imposed through corruption in the concern during previous government and plenty of foreign intelligence agents there, which has been successfully eradicated recently.

The president stressed the major breakthrough in the defense industry, noting the increased labor productivity, product quality, and commitment to rearmament of military units primarily engaged in the anti-terrorist operation zone.

He noted that the defense industry had moved beyond renewal to production of the new modern weapons in 2015.

Poroshenko also noted significant increase in military pay service.

It should be reminded that the U.S. lifted sanctions imposed against the state-owned arms trading company Ukrspetsexport in March.

Ukroboronprom State Concern has handed over 1207 units of equipment and weapons as well as more than 266,000 missiles and ammunition to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2015.

According to Turchynov's statement he made in December 2015, Ukraine was developing a new missile complex exceeding performance of the Ukrainian-made Sapsan missile system.

 
 
 
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