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Ukrainian government to buy weapon from NATO

The government of Ukraine may join the NATO weapon procurement system in the near future.

Ukrainian government to buy weapon from NATO

The Ukrainian government intends to join the NATO weapon procurement system in the near future, Oleh Hladkovskyi, states the Chairman of the Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation and Export Controls at the National Security Council of Ukraine.

This intention was considered by the parties during the last meeting of the joint Ukraine – NATO working group held in Kyiv on Thursday, when there was discussed the condition and prospects of military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and NATO, Hladkovskyi said.

"We've discussed the possibility of Ukraine's accession to NATO's global information platform where the partners can offer and ask for weapon systems," Hladkovskyi said.

"We hope that Ukraine will join the project in the near future," he added.

The Chairman of the Commission expressed his confidence that Ukraine's joining the weapon procurement system of the Alliance will help to take their MTC (military-technical cooperation) with NATO member countries to a new level.

Earlier it was reported that Senator John McCain said that this year he would make every effort to provide Ukraine with more serious assistance from the U.S., and yesterday, during the consideration of the draft resolution, the European Parliament supported the idea of providing Ukraine with military assistance.