At Dniprovsky Machine Building Plant in Dnipropetrovsk President Yushchenko held a consultative meeting on state of affairs in development and modernization of military equipment for national military needs, according to the President`s press-office.

Opening the meeting President noted that there are currently some unsolved issues in the field. Among them he named proper implementation of a concept of structural transformation of state defense complex, as well as three national programs on working out, production and modernization of military equipment and technologies.

Victor Yushchenko also reminded that in two weeks the Parliament will be discussing changes to the budget and urged the participants to be active so that supplying of Ukrainian military with modern equipment and financing of corresponding research programs was considered a priority by the deputies.