Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov met with Vice Prime Minister - Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine Oleh Urusky on July 18, the NSDC press service has reported.
"During the meeting, the parties discussed topical issues of the operation of defense-industrial complex and space industry, in particular the drafting of relevant long- and medium-term documents for their development," the report says.
Danilov said that the reform of the defense-industrial complex is carried out in accordance with the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine dated February 18, 2020, "On the main indicators of the state defense order for 2020, 2021, 2022", enacted by the decree, No.59, of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky dated February 27, 2020.
According to the NSDC secretary, the leadership of the industry should introduce a systematic approach to its development, in particular, take measures to improve the coordination of military-industrial policy actors. He also stressed that the government should resolve the issue of a form of business organization of enterprises that are part of the Ukroboronprom State Concern.
Danilov noted that defense industry enterprises should primarily focus on providing the army with modern high-tech weapons and equipment. He also emphasized the importance of scientific and technological development of the defense-industrial complex and the development of a roadmap for attracting foreign investment.
During the meeting, special attention was paid to the issue of a missile program for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the development of the space industry.
As Ukrinform reported, on July 16, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the resolution on the appointment of Oleh Urusky as Vice Prime Minister - Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine.