Ukraine can count on the return of the warships remain in Crimea, but this will happen only after the normalization of relations between the two countries. The corresponding statement was made by the former commander of the Russian Navy, Admiral Igor Kasatonov.
“The ships will be returned when restored normal relations between Kiev and Moscow,” he said in an interview with RIA Novosti. He stressed that Ukraine can return and other military equipment, including tanks.
In June, the former commander of the Internal troops of Ukraine expressed surprise due to the fact that in the spring of 2014, the ships of the Ukrainian naval forces left the Peninsula to the open sea, and allowed to block yourself.
A year ago, the General staff of the Armed forces of Ukraine (APU) reported that in the Crimea were 35 ships, ships and boats, two flying boat “be-12” aircraft and one helicopter Mi-8. In Kiev estimated the cost of this equipment and a half billion hryvnia (about four billion).
It should be noted that after the annexation of Crimea to Russia, Moscow began to pass abandoned Ukrainian military equipment to Kiev. All were returned to the 43 warships, and armored vehicles and cars. The process was interrupted with the outbreak of hostilities in the Donbass.
In March of this year in the naval forces of Ukraine the scandal broke. Then surfaced numerous cases of desertion of sailors. However, many officers continued to visit the Crimea, some of them took service in the Russian army.Related posts: