Lavrov: Russia calls to set up anti-drug unit in OSCERussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 17:18
Top diplomat calls on NATO countries to stop military build-up near Russia’s bordersRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 17:17
Putin says state must react to violations of convicts’ rightsRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:59
Russian diplomat: Relations between Moscow, Jerusalem at highest point everRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:46
Russia’s Kamaz-Master team may suspend participation in Dakar RalliesSport December 08, 16:17
Novak says US will not participate in OPEC's meeting with independent oil exportersBusiness & Economy December 08, 16:17
Diplomat says West beginning to see no global war on terrorism could be won without RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:12
Russian foreign minister calls for honest look at Europe’s migration crisisRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:02
Putin awards Order of Courage to military doctors killed or injured in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 15:42
KIEV, December 30. /TASS/. During a visit to Yavorov firing range in western Ukraine’s Lviv Region Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko handed around 100 units of military hardware and weapons produced and repaired at domestic military enterprises to servicemen of Ukrainian army deployed in western regions, the Ukrainian presidential press service reported Tuesday.
“Next year for the first time in the history of independent Ukraine defense budget will make 5% of GDP or 90 billion hryvnas ($5.6 billion),” Poroshenko told the military at an international peacekeeping and security center at Hetman Pyotr Sagaidachny Academy of Ground Troops.
Ukrainian military forces received T-64BV tanks, 203mm Pion self-propelled howitzers, command vehicles, KrAZ Spartan armoured vehicles, Mil Mi-8 and Mi-2 helicopter gunships, engineer combat vehicles, sanitary vehicles, Fort assault rifles, the presidential press service said. The head of state presented the military with certificates for US-made counter-mortar fire stations and two repaired Mi-8 choppers from the presidential air fleet which were handed for the needs of the Ukrainian army.
Poroshenko has studied new models of weapons and military hardware of Ukrainian and foreign production, the press service said.