Four Kharkiv-based enterprises, part of the Ukroboronprom State Concern, have received government guarantees for taking credits to implement defence order, Secretary of the Verkhovna Rada national security and defence committee, MP Ivan Vinnyk has said.
"The Groysman's government issued guarantees, using which 10 Ukroboronprom's enterprises will be able to receive credits. Kharkiv, as the region, received the largest guarantees – almost UAH 2 billion that would be converted via credits into working capital of enterprises. The enterprises will be able to operate," Vinnyk said at a press conference in Kharkiv on Tuesday.
He said that Kharkiv Morozov Machin-Building Design Bureau (UAH 1.35 billion to produce 60 BTR-4E APCs), Kharkiv Armored Plant (UAH 550 million to repair 94 T-64 tanks and 10 T-80 tanks), Kharkiv Special Machine Plant (UAH 59 million to repair Ural and KamAZ trucks from stocks of the Defense Ministry) and Kharkiv Automobile Plant (UAH 23 million to repair MAZ and multipurpose lightly-armored transporters from stocks of the Defense Ministry).
Vinnyk said that Kharkiv Tractor Plant could soon join the production of military equipment under an order of the Defense Ministry. The plant could resume production of multipurpose lightly-armored transporters.
"Jointly with the Defense Ministry with the help of the national security and defence committee we plan to resume production of at this enterprise. It is planned to start producing the Ukrainian third generation infantry fighting vehicle that would meet modern requirements," he said.