My task is to strengthen the defense capability of our state - President on the successful trials of new cruise missiles2019-04-05 17:57:00 | ID: 48832
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stresses that the Ukrainian army will continue to receive new modern weapons and equipment that will strengthen the defense capability of the state. “The post of the President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine provides for daily, hourly and every minute efforts aimed to strengthen the defense capabilities of our state,” Petro Poroshenko said in a meeting with the Naval Forces of Ukraine and the relatives of the captives.
“Successful trials of the new cruise missile capable of hitting maritime targets was held at the testing ground here in Odesa region. Today, this particular option of specialization was tested. It has an increased range of action and increased warhead. And I’m pleased to inform you that the test of the new Ukrainian cruise missile has been successful. The missile, having overcome the distance of more than 250 km, successfully hit the target in the Black Sea area,” the Head of State said.
“I emphasize that these are Ukrainian missiles made by Ukrainian designers and manufactured at the enterprises of the Ukrainian defense industrial complex. I emphasize that they will be adopted by the ships of the Naval Forces of Ukraine and the coastal guard units in December pursuant to my instruction,” the President stressed.
According to him, representatives of countries friendly to us, military attaches, diplomatic representatives also watched the tests. At the same time, he noted that the aggressor “was also very closely monitoring the trials, trying to use the means of electronic warfare”.
“And despite the counteraction, the tests were successful,” Petro Poroshenko summed up.