"Unfortunately, still real sources of financing of the beginning of performance of part of works after design of the ship of the class "corvette", I don't see. All money allocated for arms, goes through the Ministry of Defence practically transit to the Ministry of industrial policy and National space agency of Ukraine", - the Minister of Defence of Ukraine Yury Ekhanurov reported on December 27, being with a business trip in Sevastopol.
According to him, it was planned that design of the ship of the class "corvette" will be complete and in the fall of 2009 it will be possible to get down to work on its construction. However People's Deputies of profile parliamentary committee expressed concern about a course of implementation of the corvette program, reports a press - service of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.
Despite it, Yury Ekhanurov declared that all works are performed according to the schedule of construction of the corvette, approved by the Cabinet of Ukraine.
We will remind that the committee of the Verkhovna Rada concerning national security and defense suggested to accept earlier the program of construction of the military modern ships of the class "corvette". The ships of this class have to replace the old ships which got to Ukraine from the Soviet Union and, still are adopted voyenno - naval forces of Ukraine.
According to the program, 14 ships of the class "corvette" have to replace the old ships. Probably, these ships will be constructed on one of the Nikolaev shipbuilding plants.
The estimated cost of one such ship makes about 250 million euros.