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Oleksandr Turchynov: Cooperation with The Boeing Company will significantly strengthen the potential of our countryĺs air forces

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov held a meeting with Director of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, Central and Eastern Europe Stanley Prusinsky.

During the meeting, the interlocutors discussed issues of cooperation between the Ukrainian enterprises of the defense-industrial complex and the space industry with Boeing, as well as prospects for cooperation in the military-technical sphere, in particular, the projects on modernizing the fighter and assault aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

According to Mr. Turchynov, The Boeing Company is a leading enterprise in the aerospace industry, "and its military aircraft and helicopters far outperform the Russian analogs". "We are interested in effective military-technical cooperation with Boeing, which will significantly strengthen the capabilities of the Air Force of our state", - the NSDC Secretary stressed.

Moreover, the parties discussed cooperation in the field of aircraft and rocket construction.

In his turn, Stanley Prusinsky expressed confidence in the prospects of long-term cooperation. "I have always considered Ukraine an intellectual and technical engine in Eastern Europe", - he said adding that it would be absolutely logical to establish long-term cooperation with Ukraine.