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Ukraine to use science funding for weapons production – Poroshenko

Published time: July 09, 2014 03:25
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, near the town of Slaviansk, July 8, 2014.(Reuters / Gleb Garanich)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, near the town of Slaviansk, July 8, 2014.(Reuters / Gleb Garanich)

​Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he will reduce the country’s “useless” science programs to finance the production of drones and precision weapons.

“There will be no more spending of billions of people’s money, taxpayers’ money on useless research programs, which were used as a tool for theft,” said a statement published on the president’s website early on Wednesday.

“Today, Ukrainian production will be busy making precision weapons systems, Ukrainian drones, everything Ukrainian army needs, starting with bullet proof vests and ending with thermographic cameras,” he said.

The president added that the army’s experience in fighting against self-defense forces in the east of the country will be used when making production decisions.

The Ukrainian military has been fighting against anti-Kiev forces in the east since April.

Some of the latest developments include Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirming plans to “liberate” the eastern cities of Lugansk and Donetsk, the two biggest towns in the country’s east controlled by self-defense forces.

Last week, the army shelled the village of Kondrashovka, killing 12 civilians including a five-year-old.

Comments (94)


AMS 12.07.2014 03:56

What a twonk. He looks even stupider in camouflage than usual. 'Useless science programs'. Would that include the sort of thievery exercised in wasting funds for research into discovering the cheapest chemical fillers for chocolate products? I am glad that I do not have to be diplomatic right now, because it would take a lot of swallowing of disdain to deal with this absurd and greedy, gluttonous and unimpressive tool. Money cannot buy you appreciation, at least not from me.


Dr. Bernhard Junk 11.07.2014 14:02

porky share saddam´s fate as you behave like him


Arthur 11.07.2014 03:55

Keith Cassinger 10.07.2014 02:55

By the way, RT rules for posting are hilarious. The largest lying Russian troll propaganda machine on the internet. Your own reporters leave you since you are a joke media outlet. YouTube videos abound with them speaking out against you. Everyone at rt should be ashamed working for a joke "starter media outlet" like rt. Russian hacks.


Nice try kiddo. I certainly hope you're having fun, because in the end, you're still the one looking like a bumbling imbecile posting angry slurs like that. Enjoy the rest of your summer before middle school, mate ;)

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