In 2015 Ukraine sold Russian transport ship «Georgy Agafonov», which is supplying military equipment to Syria. This is stated in the report of the Stockholm international peace research Institute.
According to the document, the ship was sold through Mongol «strip». Now the ship is part of the naval fleet of Russia under the name «Kazan-60».
The sale of this boat in October 2015 was discussed in the blog of the Russian Center for analysis of strategies and technologies. Then it was said that «Georgy Agafonov» was built in 1987-88, in Austria by the Soviet project and was the chief of the ten courts.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, all ten ships remained part of the Ukrainian Danube shipping company and operated under the Ukrainian flag until recently.
«In the summer of 2015 ship «Georgy Agafonov» was bought from UDP and transferred to the new owner under the flag of Mongolia (!). There is no doubt that the transition under the Mongolian flag was always associated with a certain company profectional»pad»-for the purchase of the vessel in the interests of the Russian Navy for use on «the Syrian line.» October 18, 2015 as the ship is already «Kazan-60″ appeared in Novorossiysk, and after a week in Sevastopol under the flag of auxiliary ships of the Navy of Russia», – stated in the message of the Russian Center for analysis of strategies and technologies.
Also, the organization admitted that «Georgy Agafonov» was not the only ship bought by Russia from Ukraine is likely to ship the same type of «Kyzyl-60», which is from November 10 is located in Novorossiysk, was also purchased from the Ukrainian Danube shipping company.
In addition, the report of the Stockholm international peace research Institute has a new category – the «Ukrainian militants». They are recipients of Russian arms. According to the report, in 2014, Russia supplied them with anti-tank missiles, armored personnel carriers, tanks and MANPADS.
Stockholm center notes that Ukraine is the ninth largest exporter of weapons, covering 2,6% of global demand. In the first place are the USA (33%), followed by Russia (25%), the third – China (5.9 per cent).
Russia supplies weapons to Syria on Board, purchased in 2015, Ukraine 25.02.2016