In order to organize effective interaction of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other law enforcement agencies with enterprises of the defense-industrial and aerospace industry, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine Oleg Uruskyi initiates the establishment of the Coordination Platform for Weapons and Military Equipment (WME).
This is a specialized discussion platform, which is designed to provide the following:
• implementation of a unified state industrial policy in the field of state defense procurement, defense-industrial and aerospace activities;
• effective cooperation of public administration bodies, law enforcement agencies, defense enterprises and military units in the framework of work on modernization and renewal of armaments and military equipment (WME), as well as meeting critical needs;
• elaboration of specific proposals for the development of WME, taking into account the armed conflicts and hostilities in eastern Ukraine;
• The Coordination Platform for the Development of WME will promote the proper practical implementation of the National Security Strategy of Ukraine approved by the Decree of the President of Ukraine, developed by the Ministry for Strategic Industries and approved by the National Security and Defense Council as well as program documents for the development of weapons and military equipment.
Meetings of the Coordination Platform will be held on the basis of the Ministry for Strategic Industries on a regular basis. The first meeting is scheduled for early October 2021. Representatives of the relevant committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Scientific and Technical Council under the Ministry for Strategic Industries, law enforcement agencies and military units, as well as manufacturers of WME of various forms of ownership will be participating in the event.