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AUSA 2017: Ukraine shows military might via US partnerships

9th October 2017 - 20:58 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Washington DC

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The Ukrainian defence industry has grown in strength since Russia's invasion in 2014, military and industry officials noted at an AUSA 2017 press conference in Washington DC.

During 1991 to 2014 more than 50% of Ukrainian military equipment was supplied by Russia, according to Ukraine's state-run Ukroboronprom. However, further to recent events the country has experienced many new business opportunities in the face of aggression, officials commented.

Ukroboronprom is utilising its time at the AUSA exhibition to develop new opportunities with US companies.

'Right now we are working on cooperation with neighbouring countries and western partners,’ one official commented with

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