There is no fuel, but jumps are - paratroopers are helped by the civil organizations

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It is possible that the Ukrainian airmobile armies will be threatened by self-liquidation already soon - to paratroopers or with what won't jump or from what won't jump. To such reflections information which gave on July 17 in the General Staff of Armed forces of Ukraine pushed. In particular, for last week in Armed forces of Ukraine for the purpose of preparation of staff 989 parachute jumps were executed that by quantity almost it is twice less from the planned - 1838 jumps.

Means aren't present even on purchase of aviation fuel. Command of types of Armed forces of Ukraine from - for insufficient funding of purchase of aviation kerosene for ensuring parachute jumps made the decision to ask for the help the civil organizations.

Saving parashyutno - landing groups 10-й sea aviation crew and 1-го a separate battalion of marines for performance of parachute jumps the civil plane of An-2 belonging to the Center of glider sports "Koktebel" was free of charge provided to experts. Thanks to it, it was succeeded to execute 79 parachute jumps.

In Nikolaev the military personnel of a separate regiment of special mission of Land forces of VS of Ukraine under the contract with regional federation of aviation sports jumped from the AN plane-2 provided by the State flight academy (Kirovograd). And paratroopers 25-й separate vozdushno - landing crew 6-го the army case - from the plane of An-2 Dnepropetrovsk aviation - technical club of Society of assistance of "Kamyank" to defense of Ukraine.

In total in land forces of Armed forces of Ukraine it was succeeded to execute 830 jumps from 1600 planned.

In Air Forces of Armed forces of Ukraine the staff saving parashyutno - landing groups 203-й crews of tactical aircraft, 456-й crews of transport aircraft and State scientifically - the test center executed all 80 planned jumps. About it reports the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.

It should be added that in some cases military had to pay for rent of civil aviation.

In total since the beginning of year the military personnel of Armed forces of Ukraine executed 11 678 jumps that makes only 26,6% of the annual plan. If to compare to the similar period of last year, in 2008 already it was executed 2,2 times more - 25 995 jumps.


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