By that document, the Ministry of Defense, in its capacity as the Chief Government customer in the field of Defense, has been granted the authority to import into Ukraine military products and products comprising State secret information.
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The importer status has been granted to the Ministry of Defense for the duration of the next five years. During said period, the Ministry of Defense will be eligible to execute orders, contained in Government defense procurement contracts, involving imports of defense-related products, works, and services to meet the requirements of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Also at the Government session of March 3, as previously reported by Defense Express, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal delivered his first one-year report on the Government’s performance under his leadership. It was particularly announced that the Government had paid initial upfront under contracts to build three An-178 transports for use by the country’s military.