"Now the assembly and welding of the lower part of the armored personnel carrier's body is underway. Welders, fitters and toolmakers of the plant must connect a total of over 1,700 parts, of which more than 400 are armored. If the APC successfully passes tests, the plant will receive a permit to produce them and will be able to start mass production of bodies of armored personnel carriers," Poroshenko wrote on social media on Wednesday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.
The head of state also said that in addition to the production of the BTR-4 body, the Malyshev Plant, which is part of the Ukroboronprom State Concern, is already preparing for welding the experimental BTR-3 body.
"We continue strengthening Ukrainian army's defense capability!" the president said and posted the relevant video.