Ukrainian army to get Oplot tanks, Stugna, Corsar anti-tank missiles this year
Oplot tanks, as well as the Stugna and Corsar anti-tank missile systems, will be added to the arsenal of the Ukrainian army this year, Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Viktor Muzhenko has said.
"We expected to receive such tanks at the end of last year and the beginning of 2018, but for certain technical reasons, that is the capabilities of our defense industry, we assume that we will get such tanks by the end of 2018," he said in an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Speaking about anti-tank systems, Muzhenko said that these would be the means of domestic production, which have already been tested by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
"It is modern and powerful armament. It has already been determined which units should be equipped with such systems. We will significantly increase our anti-tank defense by the end of the year," Muzhenko said.