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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Kiev on the background of the war in the Donbass sold armored vehicles and helicopters

The Ukrainian government last year, in the midst of hostilities in the Donbas, continued to export armored vehicles and combat helicopters. Trade of weapons did not stop in spite of serious losses in equipment incurred by the APU.

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According to the authors of the blog bmpd, who are employees of the Center for analysis of strategies and technologies, Kiev sold Nigeria 11 Soviet tanks T-72M1 and four T-72 Ethiopia.

Five more tanks “Oplot” Ukrainian production went to Thailand. South Sudan gained three attack helicopter Mi-24V-MSB and two Mi-24V. Ukraine has also sold 12 Soviet 122-mm howitzer D-30, 20 armoured personnel carriers of the Ukrainian production of the BTR-3 and machines on their base for the armed forces of Thailand.

As noted by the authors, these data were obtained in the State export control service of Ukraine.

According to the website Lost Armour, which specializiruetsya on the counting of destroyed and captured during the conflict technology, since the beginning of the war in the Donbass, the Ukrainian army lost more than thousand units of tanks, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles and other armored vehicles. They also destroyed seven military, two transport and one reconnaissance aircraft. In addition, Kiev has lost 11 helicopters.

The aircraft, which remained at the disposal of the Ukrainian army, is unlikely to fulfill combat tasks. Because of the break of military-technical cooperation, the country has stopped receiving spare parts from Russia. It is not excluded that for this reason on the eve of the Khmelnytsky oblast right during takeoff, caught fire the su-25.

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