The Ministry of Defence isn't going to finance construction of corvettes?

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"It is recommended to us to work with public industries without their financing. But whether it is possible to make a corvette or the tank without money? ", - the director of the department of development and purchase of arms and military equipment of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine Vladimir Grek in interview to the Kommentarii weekly (to No. 157 of January 30, 2009) declared. - Last, 2008-й, year kept positive dynamics of previous years. Financing of purchases and development of arms was much better, than in previous years. Within the allocated financial resources we, generally could provide implementation of the state defensive order. But, unfortunately, at the end of 2008-го years the considerable part of a financial resource was reduced.

So, from article of development of arms it was removed 97 million hryvnias, and from article of purchases of arms - 134 million hryvnias. As a result of it those tasks which were planned in 2008-ohm year weren't in full performed.

We will remind that at the end of December The Minister of Defence of Ukraine Yury Ekhanurov declared that he doesn't see real sources of financing of the beginning of performance of part of works after design of the ship of the class "corvette". According to him, 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.

Last year 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.

Whether means financing reduction that construction of corvettes is postponed indefinitely - while it isn't known. However if the program is carried out, but without payment from the state, interests can suffer


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