It is urgent to carry out major repairs of tanks T-64 and T-80 and to provide a tank unit in full renovated and modernized machines. The President Petro Poroshenko said at a meeting of the Council, the press service of the head of state.
According to the President, much discussion in the formation of the state defense order raised questions about what you need to buy.
“We have become the choice of one Stronghold, or ten deeply modernized and repaired T-64 or T-80. The Stronghold built at least 18 months, and the cycle of deep modernization of T-80 is 2.5 months. Thus, the question arises: tank company at full strength or a tank,” he said.
According to Poroshenko while Ukraine has the necessary resources, it is urgent to make a deep modernization of these tanks.
“We need first and foremost to provide a tank unit in full absolute set of deeply modernized, overhauled machines for a very short time”, – said Poroshenko.
The national security Council instructed the government to approve approved at this meeting, the main indicators of the state defense order with respect to costs budgeted for the current year.