Nikolai Dashkevich. Ukraine needs to rebuild its defense industry, and not to request the lethal weapon of the West, said on Wednesday the people's Deputy of the Parliament of Estonia, the former commander of the defence Forces of the country ants Laaneots located in Ukraine of the parliamentary delegation.
"Tried to convince them that the West is much easier to allocate money for the restoration of the military industry than directly to give lethal weapons ", - said Laaneots in the air Estonian radio, adding that Ukraine's leaders understand this, but in the state there total lack of funds.
the people's Deputy said that in Soviet times, Ukraine was a powerful defence industry, which was destroyed after the collapse of the USSR.
The purpose of the visit to Ukraine of the delegation of the parliamentary Council on national defense, which in addition to Laaneots entered Marko Mihkelson and Johannes Kert, was figuring out how Estonia can best help Ukraine.
"in the 1st turn, the Ukrainians are waiting for economic and political aid from Western countries. We also promised that, as a small state, will try to lobby this issue in the framework of NATO and the EU, " said Laaneots. According to him, Ukrainians are afraid of the abolition of the punishment of the EU towards Russia.