PARIS, June 17. /ITAR-TASS/. The Ukrainian government's "short-sighted" ban on military cooperation with Russia will be countered by an import-substitution program, a senior defense industry official told ITAR-TASS.
The move would instead hit Ukraine’s military-industrial complex, which is already going through “hard times”, deputy director of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Anatoly Punchuk said at a military trade show in France.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's decision would not affect Russia’s cooperation with foreign countries, he said, noting no impact from events in Ukraine on foreign visitor interest in Russian military equipment or contracts at the show.