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Ukraine approves legal framework for buying weapons, equipment from NATO member Romania

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By Reuters

<div> <p><span class="caps">KYIV</span> – The Ukrainian government approved on Wednesday an agreement with <span class="caps">NATO</span> member Romania that creates a legal framework for deals to buy weapons and military equipment, a televised government meeting showed. </p> <p>The framework agreement had been signed with Bucharest last year but needed the government’s approval to take effect. Ukraine and its <span class="caps">NATO</span> allies have expressed increasing concern about Russian troop movements near Ukraine’s borders, while Russia accuses Ukraine and <span class="caps">NATO</span> of whipping up tensions.</p> <p>“The entry into force of the agreement … will make it possible to carry out military-technical cooperation in such areas as the procurement of weapons, ammunition and military equipment,” a statement published on the government site said.</p> <p/> </div>