The Ukrainian army is forced to confront the better-equipped hybrid Russian army “weapons of the 20th century”, so the country now begins the process of development and production of modern weapons. This was in the context of the annual message about domestic and external situation of Ukraine in Parliament, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko.

“We are facing important tasks in the development and manufacture of new missiles, cruise missiles, high-precision samples of modern artillery systems, precision-guided munitions, unmanned aerial vehicles drum type, means of space exploration,” he said.

Poroshenko said that over the past three years Ukroboronprom gave the troops more than 16 thousand units of weapons and military equipment.

“At first we repaired that has already been used, damaged, lowered from the conveyor although physically new, but technically obsolete types adopted in the Soviet times”, – said Poroshenko.

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He stressed that now begins the armed program of technical modernization of the army.

“Should we withdraw Ukrainian weapons in the 21st century, because now we are fighting weapons of the 20th century,” he said, adding that Russia in the modernization of military equipment and weapons “significantly ahead” of Ukraine.

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“We are fighting with outdated weapons”: Poroshenko on modernization plans 07.09.2017

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