During the fifth meeting of the Subcommittee on security of the Russian-Ukrainian interstate commission, defense minister of Ukraine Dmytro Salamatin and defense minister of Russia Anatoly Serdyukov signed the Protocol on amendments to the use of the air proving ground "Nytka", ForUm correspondent reports.
In particular, the Ukrainian defense minister Dmytro Salamatin noted that "the implementation of this protocol will provide an opportunity to transfer payments for the use of the ground (by the Russian side. - Ed.,) in currency cash instead of receiving aircraft repair parts, as well as to increase a list of aircraft technicians for testing at the air proving ground."
Meanwhile, the Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov said that "the decision was adopted to prepare the signing of the program on military-technical cooperation up to 2017. In particular, it provides for the mutual supply of military goods between countries, and they also plan to involve about 100 Russian and 70 Ukrainian companies. "
According to him, the Russian companies will participate in the modernization of military equipment and service ammunition.
In addition, the ministers agreed that from September 1, 35 Ukrainian soldiers will be trained free of charge in the military schools of the Russian Federation.
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