Croatia, Ukraine Talk Military-Defence Cooperation
On November 30 and December 1, Pavlo Lebedev, Minister of Defense of Ukraine and Ante Kotromanović, Minister of Defense of Croatia, were on a visit in Sevastopol.
Ministers have already met in Zagreb during the official visit of Pavlo Lebedev to Croatia in late October.
On November 30, the delegations arrived to Sevastopol and visited the Sevastopol Aviation Enterprise of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine. Within the framework of the visit, they toured some institutions and enterprises of defense industrial complex in Kharkiv, Zaporozhie and Odesa.
On Sunday, December 1, the delegations visited the Ternopil corvette, which has recently returned from the Mediterranean Sea after participation in the Active Endeavors counter-terrorist operation.
According to Pavlo Lebedev, the Ukrainian-Croatian military technical cooperation is developing and will continue being developed in the future as well.
“It means employment for our citizens and state budget revenues,” he stressed. “During such meetings we share experience and knowledge concerning the Armed Forces reforms, establish military technical cooperation considering our capabilities. I would like to say that the Sevastopol Aviation Enterprise got the order for helicopters repair from the Croatian Armed Forces”.
Ante Kotromanović also spoke about the development of military technical cooperation of his country with Ukraine:
“We can state our first successes in this military technical cooperation, as in Ukraine we repair our aircraft and ships,” he said.
Press Release, December 3, 2013; Image: Ukrainian MoD