"Thanks to amendments to the state budget for 2017, Oplot tanks will be added to the arsenal of the Ukrainian army. The Ukrainian army is getting stronger every day!" he wrote on Facebook on Sunday.
He also added that the state-run Kyiv Armored Plant had taken into account the experience of soldiers in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone and upgraded a T-72A battle tank, making it more secure and efficient.
As reported, it is planned to allocate UAH 300 million for the purchase of Oplot tanks. In addition, it is expected that the army will get 72 modernized T-72 tanks.