Ukrainian Government Grants Status of Importer to Ministry of Defense

This status will be valid for five years
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Bayraktar TB2 UAV platforms and their related ground control stations
Bayraktar TB2 UAV platforms and their related ground control stations

The Ukrainian Government, at its session held on March 3, endorsed a draft decision to grant the country’s Ministry of Defense the status of importer to buy military products and products containing information pertaining to State secrets

Ukrainian Defense Ministry, importer status

Ukrainian Government session of March 3, 2021 / Photo Credit: Cabinet of Ministers’ press office

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.

Ukrainian Armed Forces, Antonov, An-178 transport
The signing of contract to deliver three An-178 transport aircraft to Ukraine’s Armed Forces / Photo Credit: Ukraine’s Presidential Office

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.

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