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01.10.2019
Deputy Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Serhiy Kryvonos held a meeting on organizing a demonstration of new and upgraded samples of automotive and armored vehicles for the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Serhiy Kryvonos held a meeting on organizing a demonstration of new and upgraded samples of automotive and armored vehicles for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Representatives of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the management of the SC "Ukroboronprom", heads of defense enterprises participated in the coordination meeting.

"Supported by the new leadership of "Ukroboronprom" and the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, competitions will be organized and held in the shortest possible time among military vehicles and combat armored vehicles to verify the stated characteristics of the equipment, reliability and prevent any further accusations of lobbying particular interests when purchasing equipment", - Mr. Kryvonos noticed.

According to him, the demonstration program will include three stages: overcoming obstacles at the track of the KrAZ plant; marching to the Zhytomyr proving ground; overcoming natural obstacles at the proving ground in combined with day and night shooting. All stages of the competition will be filmed from the ground and from the air.

"The fairness of the competition, - the Deputy NSDC Secretary noticed, - will be controlled by representatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who will further operate the samples and equipment in the fields".

After the demonstration of samples of automotive and armored vehicles, Mr. Kryvonos said, "an open objective review" is planned. "The manufacturers of this equipment, the leadership of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, the leadership of the SC "Ukroboronprom", and, if possible, the President of Ukraine, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces will be invited to participate".

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