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"I have decided that the next year will be a year of modernization and development of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. On this basis, the task of the university is very difficult. It's about the development of training facilities, generation of scientific ideas for the development of the Air Force, setting up teams able to carry out combat missions and tasks for training of personnel," he said.

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"With no modern air force, any armed forces will face problems," he said.