Ukraine, Israel Ready for Aircraft and Tank Building Cooperation

TEL AVIV, Israel -- Ukraine and Israel are looking to cooperate in the aircraft and tank building industries, the Novosti-Ukraine agency quoted Ukrainian Defense Minister Anatoly Hritsenko, currently in Tel Aviv, as saying.

Hritsenko said the Ukrainian Armed Forces had many planes and helicopters in need of repair.

Defense Minister Anatoly Hritsenko

"Having considered the opportunities of the Israeli side, we should specify bilateral Ukrainian-Israeli issues and trilateral issues involving Russia," he said.

Hritsenko also said Ukraine and Israel had joint tank building interests and intended to create new destruction systems.

"A bilateral working group is tackling this issue," he said.

Source: RIA Novosti

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