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Saturday, January 20, 2018

“Dead and rotten”: the ships, proposed by Ukraine, Putin struck with rust

In Ukraine with suspicion reacted to the proposal of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to Kiev pass ships and aircraft from the Crimea – suspected some kind of “game” of the Kremlin. In turn, the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich said that the proposal to Kiev to be viewed as a goodwill gesture, but doubted the positive response of Ukraine. However, in what condition the equipment is? Judging by the television coverage, which was shown to the only Ukrainian submarine “Zaporizhia” and a number of ships equipment just rotting in poluzatonuvshim condition.

BKD “Konstantin Olshansky” laid up in Sevastopol. A frame from the video.

In such a state military fleet in Ukraine has become not after the Crimea became part of Russia, and long before that.

“Broken appliances, rusted hull and the engines that have not run for years”, the impression left only Ukrainian submarine “Zaporizhia” the correspondent “Stars”.

Today submarine do not approach closer than a hundred meters. For all time of stay in the Ukrainian Navy submarine stood more to repair than swimming. Yourself to make the transition to the shores of Ukraine, the submarine can not. Apparently, therefore, on the eve of President Vladimir Putin, when told about the readiness to transfer warships from Crimea to Ukraine, also noted that Moscow can help with transportation.

Russian sailors say that if the ship six months does not go to sea, he turns into scrap metal. Warships of Ukraine have been decommissioned and put out outdated hardware to the new Russian ships simply makes no sense.

“Berth is still a pile of scrap metal – two Ukrainian minesweepers and two corvettes, – continues the story the reporter. – One glance is enough to understand – they are not on the go”.

The Submarine “Zaporozhye”. A frame from the video.

We will remind that the commander of the Navy of Ukraine Vice-Admiral Igor Voronchenko, commenting on the TV channel “112 Ukraine” Vladimir Putin’s proposal, said that it requires a very careful study that would not be a bargaining chip. He suspected the proposal a “game” of the Kremlin.

At the same time, he argues that supposedly all Ukrainian technique, which remained in the Crimea, was repaired.

According to him, eight warships are on the move there was only a large landing ship “Konstantin Olshansky”.

By the way, now it looks like the BDK “Konstantin Olshansky”, standing laid up in Sevastopol, you can see in the video, filmed in July 2016. The guide shows it to tourists.

Read the materials of: the state Duma of the Ukrainian Navy: Kiev may withdraw from Crimea its “scrap metal”

How many ships Ukraine will be able to withdraw from the Crimea, Mr Putin promised


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