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Ukraine buys electronic warfare systems in Europe

The equipment will be delivered to Ukraine before yearend.

Ukraine has bought electronic warfare systems in European countries, Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak told reporters on 12 December.

"Russia is experimenting with and using its [technological] advantages, including in the field of reconnaissance and electronic warfare. However, we have our own developments in our military-industrial complex. In addition, we have purchased electronic warfare stations in Europe. They are going to be delivered to Ukraine before the yearend," he said.

Electronic warfare complexes are used for the radio interference and jamming of enemy radio-electronic systems of control, communications and intelligence and protection of own systems.

President Petro Poroshenko has previously said that Ukraine has concluded more than 40 contracts for the supply of various defence systems worth 1.5bn dollars.

In June, the National Security and Defence Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov voiced the demand to resume the production of domestic modern electronic intelligence systems Lolchuga KE.