Ukraine was forced to turn to Western partners for the supply of components for weapons, as it became impossible to get them from Russia, and wants to switch to NATO standards, said the General Director of state enterprise "Ukroboronprom" Roman Romanov.
"A large number of products we have received from Russia. At the moment, when This interaction is not possible, we need to sign up to new partners, to the Western partners, to our production site worked and earned those components and products that we received previously from the Russian partners ", - has declared Novels, noting the necessity of transition of Ukrainian producers to the standards of NATO, RIA " Novosti ". According to Romanov, the company signed about 10 memorandums of cooperation with manufacturers from USA, UK, Poland, Canada. This applies to such areas as armor, optical tools, unmanned aerial devices, personal protection and others. Also Romanov said that now the Ukrainian exports of weapons is only " one percent ", since in practice all manufactured equipment goes into the zone of confrontation in the Donbass. On Wednesday proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic has promised to withdraw from the Minsk agreements, if Kiev starts to prepare procedures for the entry of Ukraine into NATO.
Tuesday permanent Commissioner of Russia to NATO Alexander Grushko said that the visit by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of Ukraine on September 21-22 contrary to the purposes of resolving a conflict in the East of the country, confirms the destructive role of the Commonwealth in this context. NATO Secretary General was on a visit to Ukraine on September 21-22 at the invitation of the President of Petro Poroshenko. Stoltenberg during a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk tried to convince to extend economic sanctions against Russia. At the same time, the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that any expansion of NATO to Russia's borders will help the adoption of countermeasures to ensure the security of the state of the country. In September, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said about the signing of a mutual Declaration on the strengthening of military-technical cooperation of Ukraine with NATO. Poroshenko Also said that Ukraine and NATO closer than ever. This Poroshenko said that Ukraine until not ready to become a member of NATO, as the Alliance is not ready to take this country. It was furthermore argued that the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg acknowledged the unwillingness of Ukraine to join NATO.