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Poroshenko: Ukraine needs radars, drones, not advanced lethal weapons

Poroshenko: Ukraine needs radars, drones, not advanced lethal weapons

Ukrainian President Petro ‪‎Poroshenko‬ has said that Ukraine is going to buy radars and drones to be able to defend itself in a more effective way, adding that Ukraine‬ does not need foreign-made advanced lethal weapons because they are very expensive and it takes time to train personnel to use them.

Poroshenko was speaking at a news conference called “Strategy 2020” broadcast live by state-owned UT1 25 September.

Poroshenko said that Ukraine has “everything necessary” to defend itself. “Not only does it have it, it also can make it on its own,” he said. 

“What we need is modern communication equipment, jamming-proof, encrypted and protected against interception. What we need is protection by radars,” Poroshenko said. He added that Ukraine had received licenses to buy this equipment and would buy it “in the near future”. “What for? To react and not to behave like blind kittens,” Poroshenko said. He stressed that Ukraine needs the radars “to know the precise coordinates of a place from which they fire at us when they stop observing the cease-fire”. Poroshenko also said that Ukraine had got “permission to buy the most advanced drones”.

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