At a meeting on 9 February, the Government established the Industrial and Defence Committee of Ukraine. The Committee will be chaired by the Prime Minister of Ukraine. It will be composed of the Minister of Strategic Industries, the Minister of Defence, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, the Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Development, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Internal Affairs and the Head of the Security Service of Ukraine.
According to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, the Government is committed to systematic work on strengthening Ukraine’s defence industry.
“We also want to involve arms manufacturers, independent experts and specialists in the work of the committee. Our task is to bring the Ukrainian defence industry to a new level, to create a unique system of support for manufacturers, to provide more incentives, to increase the level of interaction with international companies in this field,” said Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister added that the Government would also invite local authorities to join this work: “It is important for us to involve local authorities more in supporting the defence of our country.”