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Sunday, February 18, 2018

What NATO weapons Poland may give Ukraine

On the eve of the Russian-Belarusian exercises “West-2017”, which will begin on September 14, the Western media obsessively come up with the colorful scripts capture by the Russians, under the guise of military maneuvers, almost half of Europe. And despite the fact that not only the defense Ministry, but many Western analysts quietly note that there is no indication that Russia is going to attack someone about the exercise was announced in advance, they are defensive in nature, Belarus was invited to send its territory of observers from Ukraine, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Baltic countries and from various organizations, including the UN and NATO.

Photo: facebook.comPetro Poroshenko.

However, the Baltic States and Ukraine did not let up, continuing to escalate the situation. However, this time screaming “the Russians are coming!” – not too frighten the Europeans, as they seem to understand what was behind them only one thing — another extortion under the slogan: “Give the money to the fight against the aggressor!”. But because the friends of Kiev in words and support though all this hype, the money is still not in a hurry.

Today, for example, the chief of the General staff — Chief of the APU, the head of military operations conducted by Kiev in the East of the country, Colonel-General Viktor Muzhenko met with his Polish counterpart General-Lieutenant Leszek Zurawski and discussed “the potential threat from the Russian-Belarusian exercises “West-2017”. At the meeting, the Ukrainian General raised the question of possible transfer Warsaw to Kiev with modern NATO weapons.

General Zurawski said, “Our allies can always count on the assistance of Poland. And Ukraine is such an ally.” And immediately noticed that despite the warm relations, Warsaw can’t “just share” with new weapons Kiev NATO, as this requires the consent of other countries of the Alliance, and this process is very difficult.

To comment on the potential of such sales and how they could affect the situation in the East of the country, “MK” asked the chief editor of the magazine “Arsenal of the Fatherland”, Chairman of the Military-industrial Commission of the Russian Federation, reserve Colonel Viktor Murakhovsky:

– Generally speaking, Poland has signed up to supply for a lot of billions of dollars of American anti-aircraft missile complexes Patriot. But these supplies — it is not today, and not tomorrow. It is perhaps at least a year and a half or two. From Germany, the poles also get armored vehicles — tanks “Leopard -2”. But it is clear that Germany never did in nowise approve of the transfer of at least part of these tanks to a third country. And especially — Ukraine. Poland also has received from the U.S. F-16 fighter jets. But they, of course, also will never be shared with a third country. Everything else — malachovka type of firearms, ammunition for artillery, jet systems of volley fire is to the Ukraine and so put other countries. For example, Bulgaria, or Croatia. The fact that these weapons can have any effect on the balance of forces on the contact line between the armed forces and the militia of new Russia, I do not believe. Anything where the APU is not going to help. This conflict, the Kiev authorities will not solve never. Besides, about any modern NATO weapons for Ukraine speech did not go. NATO merges Kiev exclusively junk. Poland here, by the way, is the main channel of this drain. There Britain directly set long ago written off and no unnecessary armored vehicles “Saxon” Americans sent to Kiev of the old “hummer”. In the framework of the military aid they gave the Ukrainian army 4-5 pieces of radar stations (RLS), counter-battery struggle, which allow us to determine the position of the artillery fire and to direct her own. Ukrainian generals considered these radar super-modern weapons and thought they right away will give them a decisive advantage in the East. But they are absolutely no help. Moreover, one station they own is ruined, the other like parts disassembled. Although there are persistent rumors that she was the result was the militia. Nothing modern of NATO into Ukraine is not supplying. Uniforms, flak jackets — all with expired service life and shelf life. The Ukrainian army is such a drain flank for any junk. Thus the Western “friends” and put a tick in: behold, they say, what we did well, and helped the freedom fighters.

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