According to the ITAR-TASS, on the ICTV television channel’s Freedom of Speech program, First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitaly Yarema spoke, stating that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had banned cooperation with Russia in the military-industrial complex at a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council.
“At the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, the President of Ukraine categorically banned cooperation with Russia in the military sphere,” Yarema said.
According to him, earlier and. President of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov signed a decree providing for the termination of cooperation with Russia in the field of production and supply of weapons. The first vice-premier noted that "it was allowed to cooperate only in the production of dual-use products, for example, engines for helicopters that can be used for both military and civilian purposes."
Petro Poroshenko’s statement was commented by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. According to him, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation submitted to the military-industrial complex an import substitution plan for Ukrainian military products.
"Late. 10 June, on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade submitted to the MIC a plan for the full import substitution of military products from Ukraine. The plan is the result of the meticulous work of specialists: where, how and what, for what money, and when to produce, and who exactly is responsible, ”he wrote on his Facebook page.
According to experts, the gap in Russian-Ukrainian cooperation will affect the activities of 79 Ukrainian and 859 Russian defense enterprises.
Kiev turns off cooperation with Russia in the military-industrial sphere
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