The substitution of deliveries of Ukrainian products in the interests of the Ministry of defence is on schedule and will be completed by 2018, said on Thursday Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov in the process of his working visit to NPO " Saturn ".
"The program of import substitution is carried out, and all the events with Ukraine are required to be completed by 2018. This work is going to schedule on a quarterly basis and reported to the Supreme commander ", ? Borisov, quoted by RIA " Novosti ". Borisov's visit to the enterprise "Saturn" takes place during the verification of the various organizations of the state defense order. Deputy Minister at Saturn got acquainted with the production of aircraft engines, and presented to outstanding employees of the enterprise medal "for labor valor" and certificates of the Ministry of defence. Remember, in the summer of 2014 the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko forbade any cooperation with Russia in military-technical sphere. For example, Poroshenko signed a decree, which prohibited the export to the Russian Federation subjects of military and dual-use to military end use Russia, except for space technology, which is used for research and use of space to good use in international space projects. The specialists said that the refusal of cooperation with Russia in the military-industrial complex almost completely deprive Kiev of military industry and that the termination of military-technical cooperation with Russia, Ukraine will lose much more. In may 2015 the government of Ukraine suspended the agreement between the governments of Russia and Ukraine on military-technical cooperation.