The Cabinet of Ministers has established an Industrial and Defence Committee headed by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
"It is important for us to establish systematic work in strengthening our defence industry. Today we are establishing the Industrial and Defence Committee of Ukraine in this area. It will be headed by the prime minister of Ukraine," Shmyhal said at a government meeting, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
The Committee will also include the minister of strategic industries, the minister of defence, the deputy prime minister for economy, the deputy prime minister for innovation, the minister of finance, the interior minister and the head of the Security Service.
"We also want to involve arms manufacturers, independent experts and specialists in the work of the committee. Our task is to bring the Ukrainian defence industry to a new level, to form a unique system of support for manufacturers, to give more incentives, to increase the level of interaction with international companies in this area," Shmyhal said.
He also noted that local authorities would be invited to join the Committee.