"I believe we have to move to NATO standards without delay," - Poroshenko


President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes the Ukrainian Armed Forces, including Missile and Artillery troops must move to a principle that prevails among NATO member states.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the press office of the president, Poroshenko said attending the practical training session on increasing the combat capabilities of missile troops and artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which was held at the artillery range of the 43rd separate artillery brigade of the Land Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

"I believe that now we have to move to a principle that prevails among our partner countries, the members of the North Atlantic Alliance - NATO. This key feature is precision," Poroshenko stressed.

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He believes the Ukrainian artillery fully meets these requirements today. "We are steadily moving along this path. In general, for the current year, the Armed Forces of Ukraine received more than 600 pieces of rocket-artillery weapons, about 250 units of night vision devices and other modern weapons models," he said.

The president also noted that during the same period, the Corsar portable missile complex, Fury and Fly Eye unmanned aerial systems were put into service. Ukraine additionally received more than 100 units of night vision devices, secured laptops etc. as part of the logistical support of foreign partners.

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However, Poroshenko believes that many issues are still to be addressed. "This concerns the restoration and modernization of armaments, the provision of ammunition, the improvement of training centers of gunners and bringing the process of their training in line with the actual needs of the troops and NATO standards," he said.

The president instructed the leadership of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of Ukraine to further increase the intensity and quality of the training of gunners.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n461604