Oleksandr Turchynov: Amendments to state defense order should focus on real needs of soldiers

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov says that amendments to the state defense order should primarily include the real needs of soldiers in ATO zone, the NSDC’s press service reports.

He stated this at a press briefing during his working visit to the ATO zone in Donbas, where he checked the provision and combat readiness of units of the Armed Forces in the "Luhansk" operational-tactical grouping.

According to Turchnynov, amednemnts to the state defense order are currently being developed due to the changes to the current year's budget and the increase in the financing of defense expenditures.

"These amendments to the state defense order should primarily consider the real needs of the military units of the Armed Forces that directly resist the Russian aggression and not proposals of officials who do not always take into account the objective situation on the frontline", Turchynov said.

He also added that these amendments refer both to ammunition and weapons, military equipment, electronic warfare systems, medical and materiel support of the military.


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