Oleksandr Turchynov invited top international military experts to participate in the reform of “Ukroboronprom”
of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov
together with Deputy Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine, chairman of the
Interdepartmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation and Export
Control Serhiy Kryvonos held a meeting with former Commander of the US Army in
Europe Ben Hodges and President of the Potomac Foundation Philip Karber.
meeting, Mr. Turchynov informed about the NSDC decision on reforming the
defense-industrial complex and increasing the level of transparency in the
execution of the state defense order.
invited former Commander of the US Army in Europe Ben Hodges and President of
the Potomac Foundation Philip Karber, as well as other international experts to
enter the "Ukroboronprom" Supervisory Board, and "after its reforming and the
establishment of a central government authority on the issues of defense
industry, - to the public council at that authority".
interlocutors also discussed intensification of military-technical cooperation
between our countries and attraction of investments to the Ukrainian
"We need to
bolster the reform of the defense complex, its development and modernization,
because without new technologies, powerful investment resources, we will not be
able to effectively counter the aggressor and produce new-generation weapons",
- Mr. Turchynov noticed.
turn, former Commander of the US Army in Europe Ben Hodges and President of the
Potomac Foundation Philip Karber emphasized that Ukraine has already gone a
long way in reforming the security and defense sector. "Everyone in the West
understands this", - Ben Hodges said. "NATO needs Ukraine in the same way as
Ukraine needs NATO", - the President of the Potomac Foundation added.