The total cost of new armor and other military equipment handed to the military in the presence of Pres Poroshenko at the Yavoriv training ground amounts to UAH1 bn ($66.6 mn), ZIK reports Dec. 30.
Addressing the ceremony, Pres Poroshenko said similar transfer of armor and artillery is to take place in Zhytomyr on Jan. 5-6.
“The Ukrainian army has changed radically in the past 6 months. From the past criminal regime of Yanukovych we inherited the deliberately destroyed army. We have upgraded the existing weaponry and organized the production of new systems,” the president said.
“We will soon have drones, fire-finders, new artillery fire guidance systems, high-precision weapons, air-to-ground missiles. Most of this weaponry will be made in Ukraine,” Poroshenko said.