Putin: Russia could use defense capacities of Ukraine

Russia could use defense capacities of Ukraine for the needs of its Armed Forces.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin has said about this at a meeting of the Ukrainian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission, ITAR-TASS informs.

“We are ready to consider possibility of using defense capacities of the Ukrainian economy for the needs of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, including on repairs, etc. to the extent of our countries' rapprochement in the economy and political sphere,” the Russian leader noted.

He added that the Defense Ministries of both countries have already prepared relevant proposals.

As reported, before a meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission, leaders of the two countries held a conversation in a narrow format, which lasted almost 2.5 hours.

Adapted from Ukrinform