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Ukraine, Israel ready for aircraft and tank building cooperation

KIEV, July 25 (RIA Novosti) - Ukraine and Israel are looking to cooperate in the aircraft and tank building industries, the Novosti-Ukraine agency quoted Ukrainian Defense Minister Anatoly Gritsenko, currently in Tel Aviv, as saying.

Gritsenko said the Ukrainian Armed Forces had many planes and helicopters in need of repair.

"Having considered the opportunities of the Israeli side, we should specify bilateral Ukrainian-Israeli issues and trilateral issues involving Russia," he said.

Gritsenko also said Ukraine and Israel had joint tank building interests and intended to create new destruction systems.

"A bilateral working group is tackling this issue," he said.

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