The defense Ministry confirmed that to finish the cruiser «Ukraine» for the Mat is impractical

To finish the rocket cruiser «Ukraine» for the Armed forces of Ukraine is impractical, said the Ministry of defense, «Ukroboronprom». Document published on the website of the state Corporation.

It is noted that this decision was made in 2014.

The concern emphasized that the Cabinet of Ministers should as soon as possible to determine as to whether or not Ukraine this cruiser.

«If needed, «Ukroboronprom» is ready to finish the ship, but it is necessary to provide funds to the State defense order (SDO) in 2018. If not, you have two options: either to sell the unfinished, because he does not meet the military doctrine, or provide in SDO 2018 money on further maintenance of the ship at the quay wall. The concern is ready to consider other solutions to this problem proposed by the Cabinet of Ministers», – declared in «Ukroboronprom».

It is noted that on inappropriate completion of the rocket cruiser spoke to numerous experts.

The ship was launched 27 years ago, the construction was completed by 95%. Maintenance of the cruiser three years performs the Nikolaev shipbuilding plant. «Ukroboronprom» state to offset expenses for the maintenance of the cruiser ceased from February 2015.

Of intent to sell the cruiser «Ukraine» in the fall of 2015 reported to the then commander of the naval forces of Ukraine Sergey Gayduk. He explained that 80% of the weapons on the cruiser made under Russian equipment that is not produced in Ukraine. Also to support the activities of the missile cruiser need three or four frigates or destroyers, and the naval forces of Ukraine there is only one frigate.

In March 2017, it became known that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on the delimitation and subsequent sale of the missile cruiser «Ukraine».

31 Oct «Ukroboronprom» reported that the Nikolaev shipbuilding plant stopped. The reason for that called the absence of a decision of the Cabinet of Ministers on financing the content of the rocket cruiser «Ukraine». It was noted that the account of the plant is arrested, and wage arrears is more than 58 million UAH.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stated that «Ukroboronprom» must pay wages to employees of the plant. He called a «corrupt scheme» attempts to sell the cruiser «Ukraine».

The defense Ministry confirmed that to finish the cruiser «Ukraine» for the Mat is impractical 22.12.2017

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