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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 (103)


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


McAlly 11.07.2014 12:25

Scott Kuli 10.07.2014 07:36

They shelled a town and killed a dozen people. Hmmm... I haven't heard about that on the news. I guess it's only a tragedy when the US government thinks it is.


US mainstream media is totally streamlined when it comes to foreign policy issues like these. Especially if there's US geopolitical interests as in Ukraine.

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