The day before yesterday the Minister of Defence of Ukraine Yury Ekhanurov declared that in the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation the question of acquisition of the unfinished Ukraine guided missile cruiser is seriously considered.
The last was put at the Nikolaev shipbuilding plant of a name of 61 Communards in 1984, floated in six years and still is "in a hover" as the Ukrainian Armed forces don't need it. By some estimates, its cost can make more than 500 million dollars.
"Certainly, we are interested in that as - that to realize this cruiser, - making comments on a situation, noted today on a press - conferences the head Nikolayevskoy YEAH Alexey Garkusha. - And it not first case of such interest. But, in my opinion, in that state in which there is a cruiser, it is very difficult to have conversation on its realization".
The prime minister - the minister of Ukraine Yulia Timoshenko was interested in possible options of realization of potential of the cruiser also during the recent visit to Nikolayevshchina.
"The prime minister - to the minister we made the offer, - the governor reported. - We are interested in that it passed by that option which was earlier applied at realization (an unfinished aircraft carrier) "Varangian" when the sum which will be received at cruiser realization, could be left at the disposal of the enterprise for the solution of its current problems"
We will remind that the unfinished aircraft carrier "Varangian" was sold to China for 20 million dollars. However as for cruiser "Ukraine" sale, it needs to be completed in the beginning, the governor is sure.
"I think that it needs to be made, first of all, goods, - Alexey Garkusha speaks. - Today this object is incomplete. In order that to finish it and to make products unit, about 50 million are necessary. Here then it will be possible to speak about its sale to the countries, he fits in the concept of which military doctrine. It not only Russia, it both China, and India".
Today Nikolayevshchina from cruiser existence, is spoken by Alexey Nikolaevich, "neither hot, nor is cold". And here the state budget on its contents monthly leaves 200-250 thousand hryvnias.