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Defense Official Stresses Need For Military Modernization

April 26 2012


A senior Ukrainian defense official says the government needs to enhance its military capabilities and modernize its equipment, reports China's Xinhua news agency.

However, tight budgets mean that the army wants to buy high-quality weapons at low prices, said Andriy Kliuev, the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council.

Obsolete and unusable equipment and ammunition must be removed from service because of their high maintenance costs, he said in remarks made in...

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