"Further preservation of total dependence in this area on the state, which has invaded a part of Ukrainian territory and is growing modified aggression, is unacceptable. This dependence creates no less a threat to national security, than energy dependence Ukraine is trying to overcome," UDAR says.
The party stresses that after the elections new state authorities should take an active part in the adaptation of the Ukrainian defence industry to NATO standards, and attract leading foreign technologies in production and modernization of national armaments.
“Ukrainian defence industry has rich tradition and should make every effort to develop in line with modern requirements and enhance competitiveness. Ukraine has to become truly independent of Russia and integrate into the military technical cooperation area of the Euro-Atlantic region," UDAR underlines.