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Arms purchases for the Ukrainian army in 2021

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Despite the serious problems in the economy, Ukraine plans to continue the rearmament and re-equipment of its armed forces. For the current 2021, mass deliveries of various military products, local and foreign, are planned. However, the possibility of full implementation of such plans and their real results are still in question.


Bold plans


General plans for the current year were announced on February 9 by Defense Minister Andrei Taran. According to him, in 2020, the military department and defense industry enterprises concluded a large number of agreements on the supply of various products for the amount of approx. 10 billion hryvnia (about 36 million US dollars). When negotiating and signing contracts, new legal requirements were taken into account.

Current plans for the year include the supply of new products and the modernization of existing samples. A. Taran disclosed the estimated volumes of supplies under the concluded contracts, although he did not distinguish between new and updated products. There is also no breakdown by product type and model.

The army will receive 6 aircraft, 40 unmanned aviation complexes, more than 60 armored vehicles of various types, at least 320 vehicles, as well as 2700 reconnaissance and surveillance devices. 10 million different types of ammunition and 3300 units were contracted. products from the category of missile and artillery weapons.


BTR-4 - one of the main armored vehicles of the Ukrainian army

It is noted that dozens of executing companies have already received contract payments and have begun work. This ensures uninterrupted operation and execution of orders on time. Whether these measures will help is a big question.

Foreign products


Earlier, at the end of January, it became known that in 2021 the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine is going to actively purchase foreign products of a number of classes. With reference to the Department of Military-Technical Policy of the department, the press provides some details of such plans, mentioning specific suppliers and their products.

Delivery of a new rifle weapons, ammunition and auxiliary equipment. So, in the USA, approx. 80 large caliber Barrett M82 rifles. Turkey will have to supply .50 BMG cartridges for such weapons. 12 SL-520PEF muzzle velocity systems are expected to arrive.

In Poland, 150 AD-95 parachute systems were ordered. Also, in the interests of airmobile divisions, 4 Towed Jumper Release Systems are purchased. It is likely that they are planned to be tested in practice and to draw conclusions about the need to continue procurement.

Attention is paid to various kinds of radio equipment. So, this year the army will receive the next counter-battery radar MFTR-2100/39 from the Danish company Weibel Scientific. The Lithuanian company NT-Service received an order for 37 EDM4S-UA electronic warfare systems designed to counter UAVs.


Missile complex "Vilkha" during tests

The purchases of large land equipment will probably be limited to engineering vehicles only. We ordered Bozena-4 and Bozena-5 demining armored vehicles from Slovakia - one piece each.

Cooperation plans


In 2021, Ukrainian-American cooperation should continue. Over the past several years, the United States has provided organizational support, donated money and supplied finished products. The administration of the new American president is not going to abandon this practice.

The US defense budget for FY2021 provides for the allocation of $ 250 million for military assistance to Ukraine. How exactly these funds will be distributed has not yet been announced. At the same time, the new US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, a few days before his appointment, announced the need to continue the supply of weapons and equipment.

Help methods for this year and the list of supplied items will be formed shortly. L. Austin believes that by now "a good balance of lethal and non-lethal support" has been formed, corresponding to the current needs of Ukraine. The situation needs to be re-examined, and based on this analysis, aid plans need to be adjusted.

Last fall, the beginning of Ukrainian-Turkish cooperation in the field of unmanned aircraft was announced with fanfare. In the foreseeable future, Ukraine plans to purchase dozens of UAVs from Turkey. Among them, there may be several Bayraktar TB2 products that have recently shown their combat capabilities.


Counter-battery radar of the Ukrainian army MFTR-2100 during tests of one of the artillery systems

Interesting reports came from the recent Aero India 2021 exhibition. Ukraine and India have been conducting military-technical cooperation for a long time and plan to expand it. At the same time, the Ukrainian side, while acting only as a supplier, does not exclude the possibility of purchasing one or another product from Indian partners. However, the nomenclature of possible purchases, volumes and terms were not openly named.

Non-peaceful process


Thus, despite the objective problems in the economy and other areas, Ukraine is trying to re-equip its army using modern or at least modernized old models. Limited funding is allocated for this kind of procurement, but it is also yielding certain results. In addition, foreign aid is of great importance - in money and finished products.

The continuation of purchases and the development of more efficient models can stop the observed processes of degradation of the Ukrainian army. In addition, with their help Ukraine will only have to make up for the losses incurred in the course of the “anti-terrorist operation”. There is no hope for quantitative and qualitative growth in the foreseeable future - there is simply no necessary economic, industrial and organizational base for it.

However, such restrictions have positive consequences. The Ukrainian army is rearming not only to restore and maintain the required potential. One of its main tasks is the "return" of the Donbass republics. Thus, any of the existing contracts for the supply of weapons or equipment leads to an increase in the threat to the LPR and DPR.


UAV Bayraktar TB2 - "protagonist" of the new plans of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

This version is indirectly confirmed by the known supply structure for this year. Much attention is paid to the replenishment of stocks of artillery and rifle ammunition. It is also planned to modernize the fleet of armored vehicles and form an unmanned "air fleet" with reconnaissance and, importantly, strike functions. Attempts to re-equip airmobile and artillery units should be noted. Slovak mine-clearing machines can also be associated with aggressive plans - they are capable of providing passage through barriers and an attack on the positions of unrecognized republics.

Limited pace


The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense is making bold plans - the army must become modern and rebuild according to NATO standards. All new purchases and conversions are carried out with these goals in mind. However, such plans are unlikely to be implemented within a reasonable timeframe and at an affordable cost.

Money remains the main problem of the Ukrainian army. The announced value of the signed contracts looks great only in Ukrainian currency. In terms of US dollars, 10 billion hryvnia turns into 36 million, which is not enough for a quick and high-quality rearmament. The expected US $ 250 million in aid significantly changes the picture, but does not solve all the problems.

However, Ukraine's inability to modernize the army and make it a real power of regional significance cannot be considered a negative phenomenon. Kiev continues to make plans against the republics of Donbass and allows itself to make aggressive statements and threats against Russia. The authorities with such a position and rhetoric, perhaps, should remain with a weak and degrading army - in order to avoid unpleasant or fatal consequences.
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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 11 February 2021 05: 47
    -2
    So let it degrade little by little. In such volumes and for such money, the army is not modernized ...
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 11 February 2021 06: 11
      -3
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      So let it degrade little by little.

      Well no. Preferably an avalanche
    2. Finches
      Finches 11 February 2021 07: 01
      +8
      If not to joke about the army of Ukraine, but to be objective, then today the Armed Forces of Ukraine are not the same as they were in 2014! Not the Wehrmacht, of course, but nevertheless - they have increased their numbers, increased their combat readiness, received new types of weapons ... You should not treat them lightly! In addition, I am afraid that Ukraine will nevertheless decide to go to war in Donbass, because in general there are all prerequisites, especially of a political nature, these are Biden's return to the White House and a successful example of the Karabakh war, and Turkey, which is ready to support (even if behind the eyes) of Ukrainians in defiance of the Kremlin and our most tense relations with the West, the complete failure of the Minsk agreements ... And the question arises, how should Russia react to a full-scale attack by the Ukrainian Armed Forces on territories not controlled by Kiev? Half measures, like 7 years ago, or answer as an adult?
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 11 February 2021 07: 13
        -8
        Quote: Finches
        or answer as an adult?

        Without any "Eli"
        More than sure, the response will be very tough
        Everyone is already tired of this Banderstan with its provocations
        1. Finches
          Finches 11 February 2021 07: 23
          0
          Military science recommends that to achieve the goal of an offensive in the direction of the main strike, create at least 3, and for example, the Field Manual of the US Army, so in general, 6-fold superiority over the defenders in forces and means ... So far there is no such superiority near the Ukrainian border. Thus, it is already now necessary to build up the groupings of the Southern and Western Districts! All this will not go unnoticed and a universal howl will immediately begin that we are preparing an invasion ... There are a lot of pitfalls!
          1. Lipchanin
            Lipchanin 11 February 2021 07: 28
            -4
            Quote: Finches
            So far, there is no such superiority near the Ukrainian border.

            They cannot hide the preparations for war. And there will be time to transfer forces. Moreover, it is not necessary to begin the response with ground forces. For a start, the videoconferencing may well cause considerable damage. The forces and means are quite enough.
            Yes, and on two fronts, I mean a strike from the territory of the Crimea, they are unlikely to withstand
            1. Finches
              Finches 11 February 2021 08: 39
              +2
              Perhaps, perhaps ... Just take into account that the Americans have equipped our smaller brothers with modern radars, counter-battery weapons, air defense systems, anti-tank complexes and they themselves are actively crawling along the border area ... Therefore, to hope for significant success in breaking through large forces and armored vehicles across the Crimean Isthmus especially not worth it, and the width of the Turkish shaft is 8 km, and as we know, since the time of the Great Patriotic War, it has a wide impassable moat, so our GOU GSH needs to think hard!
              1. Lipchanin
                Lipchanin 11 February 2021 09: 07
                -2
                Quote: Finches
                Therefore, it is not worth hoping for significant success in breaking through large forces and armored vehicles across the Crimean Isthmus,

                Yes and no need. The main thing is that they will distract the forces
                therefore, our GOU GSH needs to think hard!

                Yes, it seems to me that everything has been thought out for a long time, I have been preparing for more than one year.
                air defense means,

                Which ones?
                Maybe I missed something? request
                1. Finches
                  Finches 11 February 2021 09: 17
                  +4
                  Maybe ... There is no official confirmation that the Armed Forces received Stinger MANPADS, but there is enough data on their availability ... And what the Americans bring under the guise of construction sites to their construction site in Ochakov, God knows! However, why guess who needs to know!
                  1. Lipchanin
                    Lipchanin 11 February 2021 09: 23
                    -2
                    Quote: Finches
                    There is no official confirmation that the Armed Forces received Stinger MANPADS,

                    Well, to be able to use it, you need at least minimal training, and it's hard to hide
                    However, why guess who needs to know!

                    Yes, it seems like our intelligence knows how to bot, and it seems to me that there are no problems with agents
            2. URAL72
              URAL72 11 February 2021 09: 45
              +3
              What are you talking about? Southern District, Crimea ... From the north you have to beat, - in a straight line to Kiev. Close the airspace, launch a missile attack on the presidential palace, cockpit, parliament, mines of defense, SBU, mines of the interior - and half the job is done. Then everything will collapse by itself, and the locals will finish it off, revenge will be cruel. The main thing is not to interfere with the burning of Lviv, Ternopil, etc. Lethal weapons have been supplied to Ukraine for a long time. Putin said that in this case, Russia will be forced to supply modern weapons to the Donbas. The time has come. We need air defense systems, otherwise there will be Karabakh. It's time to modernize the tanks - they are now in a worse condition than they were under the Soviet Union. This is the main thing, the rest is still tolerating.
              1. Lipchanin
                Lipchanin 11 February 2021 10: 00
                -2
                Quote: URAL72
                What are you talking about? Southern District, Crimea ... From the north you have to beat, - in a straight line to Kiev

                We must beat on all fronts. By all available forces
                1. URAL72
                  URAL72 11 February 2021 10: 31
                  +1
                  You think in terms of the Great Patriotic War. Think of Iraq. No fronts - the main blow to Baghdad, that's all. This is not Syria, not Afghan. There will be no guerrilla war. But a sweep is needed. Yes, they themselves will pass each other in a race. the Americans took Ukraine using the technology of the sixth generation of war. They also act against Russia and Belarus. I propose to you the war of the fifth generation, and you are talking about the fourth. We don't need so many sacrifices and devastation. Without centralized control, the army is incapable of fighting. Russia needs more National Guard than army units to take Ukraine.
                  1. Lipchanin
                    Lipchanin 11 February 2021 10: 37
                    -1
                    Quote: URAL72
                    We don't need so many sacrifices and devastation

                    When they attack from several sides, the victory is achieved with fewer losses and a quick finish.
                    ... There will be no guerrilla war

                    What else will be
                    You think in terms of the Great Patriotic War.

                    And the criteria are always the same in war.
                    Winning with fewer losses and faster results
                    1. URAL72
                      URAL72 11 February 2021 10: 53
                      0
                      "Winning with fewer losses and faster results"

                      This is just your desire. And for this to be so, knowledge, tactics, strategy, strength are needed. I know Ukraine from the inside, So take my word for it, fronts are not needed. The rats will run away immediately after the missile strike, the rest will throw down their weapons shouting: "Well, why not," the Nazis will hide in the caches, and the FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs will pick them out. As in Chechnya. I have experience.
                      1. Lipchanin
                        Lipchanin 11 February 2021 10: 56
                        -2
                        Quote: URAL72
                        This is just your desire.

                        Do you have something else?
                        And you don't think that this conversation is meaningless.
                        It is not for us to plan, not for us to fight.
                      2. URAL72
                        URAL72 11 February 2021 11: 42
                        +1
                        It is not for us to plan, not for us to fight. "

                        Here you are also mistaken - I serve in the military intelligence of the DPR army.
              2. Intruder
                Intruder 11 February 2021 21: 19
                0
                We must beat on all fronts. By all available forces
                however, I wanted to ask !? Who will pay for this, hungry residents of LDNRs, or no less hungry citizens of the Russian Federation with a dollar under 100 rubles, with a shortage of imported medicines and a retirement age under 70, or with VAT under 25% ??? Well, they will hit, and then what, another 6 years of the economy in isolation ..., such as a new round of import substitution in the Russian Federation ??? Or again, everyone will cry and get lost in their unrecognition within the borders of Ukraine, or lagging behind the West in the Russian Federation !?
        2. Mountain shooter
          Mountain shooter 11 February 2021 09: 24
          +1
          Quote: Finches
          superiority over the defender in manpower and means ... So far, there is no such superiority near the Ukrainian border.

          Are all the Armed Forces of Ukraine concentrated in Donbass? And are we really going to fight? I don’t remember that near Debaltseve the militia would have a triple numerical superiority ...
          1. Finches
            Finches 11 February 2021 09: 26
            +2
            We are now talking about different things hi
            1. Mountain shooter
              Mountain shooter 11 February 2021 09: 37
              +2
              Quote: Finches
              We are now talking about different things

              Yes, I understand what. About an offensive in accordance with all the rules of the art of war ... about the concentration of shock units on the border ... But something tells me, we have learned to transfer troops quickly ... And in large numbers ... I wanted to hint at this. No.
              1. Finches
                Finches 11 February 2021 09: 42
                +2
                Yes, we have already gained such experience, but nevertheless, it still takes time and cannot go unnoticed! However, if you are not too shy, but openly build up power on the border, then Kiev can refrain from rash actions!
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 11 February 2021 08: 25
      +1
      Quote: Finches
      Not the Wehrmacht, of course, but nevertheless - they increased their numbers, increased their combat readiness, and received new types of weapons ..

      There is no doubt that they have brought the army "to mind" and the enemy is serious. So we need to wait for the attack on Donbass, and prepare for it.
    4. Aleksandr21
      Aleksandr21 11 February 2021 08: 45
      +2
      Quote: Finches
      You should not treat them lightly! I, moreover, am afraid that Ukraine will still decide to go to war in Donbass.


      100%, war is on the doorstep (so to speak), or this year or next, but Ukraine will try to return Donbass by force, everything indicates this (active rearmament, rejection of the Minsk agreements, Biden's arrival in the White House, and the fall in Zelensky's rating) ... and it is the last point that can become key. Zelensky has already begun to flirt with the radicals: he closed the opposition TV channels + restricts the rights of the inhabitants of the South-East ... what could be next? The drop in the rating will lead to the fact that Zelensky will try to select Poroshenko's audience (i.e., the votes of the Western regions and the Center), and the best way to do this is war, and if Zelensky manages to return the Donbass by military means, then his ratings will skyrocket (with the exception of South Eastern regions, where the rating is to strive for 0), and he will receive support in the West, with the arrival of Biden, there is no doubt about it .... + The EU will support, given the current EU-Russia relations, which are already breaking through more than one bottom).

      Quote: Finches
      And the question arises, how should Russia react to the full-scale offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the territories not controlled by Kiev?


      It is necessary to respond militarily, yes there will be new sanctions + any economic projects with the West (including Nord Stream -2) will stop and possibly under threat, there will be a general supply of energy resources to the West ... but if we do not answer, the West will consider it a weakness , will digest Donbass and activate other sore spots (Transnistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia ...) and then they will try to split Russia, i.e. with Navalny and the protests did not work out, so they will look for other approaches.
      1. Intruder
        Intruder 11 February 2021 21: 25
        0
        It is necessary to respond militarily, yes there will be new sanctions + any economic projects with the West (including Nord Stream -2) will stop and possibly under threat, there will be a general supply of energy resources to the West ... but if we do not answer, the West will consider it a weakness , will digest Donbass and activate other sore spots (Transnistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia ...) and then they will try to split Russia, i.e. with Navalny and the protests did not work out, so they will look for other approaches.

        1. Answer ??? not tired yet, with "tachanki" and sabers against NATO, even the Great and Mighty, did not move so sharply, but he is "not like" modern Russia of the Future (in the 21st century I mean ...) !?
        2. New sanctions, but there is confidence that the inhabitants of the Russian Federation will all as one, will perceive this patriotic impulse of the "Russian Front", or "... Spring"?
        3. The supply of energy resources may not stop to Europe, they will only revise the price tags and that's it, the innovative economy was crying with burning tears, five years from now !?
        1. Aleksandr21
          Aleksandr21 12 February 2021 07: 50
          +1
          Quote: Intruder
          1. Answer ??? not tired yet, with "tachanki" and sabers against NATO, even the Great and Mighty, did not move so sharply, but he is "not like" modern Russia of the Future (in the 21st century I mean ...) !?
          2. New sanctions, but there is confidence that the inhabitants of the Russian Federation will all as one, will perceive this patriotic impulse of the "Russian Front", or "... Spring"?
          3. The supply of energy resources may not stop to Europe, they will only revise the price tags and that's it, the innovative economy was crying with burning tears, five years from now !?


          What's the alternative? You yourself see perfectly well that with the collapse of the USSR, the West did not stop, it did not dissolve NATO, absorbed new territories (remaining after the collapse) and began to move on, well we will keep silent about Donbass (the West does not allow sanctions), then it will digest Ukraine with Donbass, then the turn will come to Transnistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia ... and I think it will stop there? No, the next will be the split of the EAEU and the absorption of new territories, and when only Russia remains, it will begin to split our country, i.e. the West will not refuse new markets and colonies .... and what is the way out? Observe silently and fear sanctions? The USA and the EU only understand the language of force, all these coverings with democracies and freedoms have nothing to do with real law. Look at Iraq (2003), Serbia (1999) has the law and the UN helped them a lot?
          1. Intruder
            Intruder 12 February 2021 11: 15
            0
            You yourself see perfectly well that with the collapse of the USSR, the West did not stop, it did not dissolve NATO, absorbed new territories (remaining after the collapse) and began to move on, well we will keep silent about Donbass (the West does not allow sanctions), then it will digest Ukraine with Donbass, then the turn will come to Transnistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia ... and I think it will stop there? No, the next will be the split of the EAEU and the absorption of new territories, and when only Russia remains, it will begin to split our country, i.e. the West will not refuse new markets and colonies .... and what is the way out? Observe silently and fear sanctions? The USA and the EU only understand the language of force, all these coverings with democracies and freedoms have nothing to do with real law. Look at Iraq (2003), Serbia (1999) has the law and the UN helped them a lot?
            Somehow 10-12 years ago, all world leaders literally applauded globalization and gathered summits, and the media promoted all these undertakings of their "sun-faced" people wherever they could, although anti-globalists of all stripes (left and right) even in Europe organized rallies and processions, and now it can be seen - the spiral of history has gone "with a different screw", in our second decade already, but about splits and confrontations, remember - 30 years have passed since the split of a once large and strong country on the territory of Eurasia, with its own ideology and an excellent military-industrial complex with army, navy, aviation and even cosmonautics, did all this help that country !? recourse , five years of reforms and voila, pluralism of opinions, conversion and a stake on a free market economy in the field of cooperation of all - with all fellow !? This is where the things that this West need to keep within the boundaries of its geopolitical territories and national interests grow, otherwise many politicians generally forget the history of "their ancestors", or think that everyone else is, for some time, smarter and more successful ... wink
    5. ecolog
      ecolog 13 February 2021 22: 19
      +1
      Samples are good when they go into production, otherwise they run out quickly. Economically Azerbaijan surpasses Armenia by several times. At the same time, the Armenians decided to play in the direction of the vector. Let them draw conclusions. All the same, Russia is not Turkey, we have no task to drown for one of the sides.
      Ukraine will decide on a real war only when it is sure that Russia will not intervene. Most likely, they will wait and see who will replace Putin, not earlier.
  2. Mister X
    Mister X 11 February 2021 09: 45
    +1
    ordered in the USA approx. 80 large caliber rifles Barrett M82
    Author: Kirill Ryabov

    hi
    The Mayak plant seems to have developed the KSV Volodar Obriyu (Lord of the Horizon).
    Cooperation with Bartlein Barrels Inc. (USA) and ARC Ballistics (UK)

    Even the 12,7х114 "HL" cartridge was developed on the basis of the .510 "(12,95 mm) bullet, and the cartridge case from the 14,5х114 cartridge.
    Why then buy rifles from the Americans?

    1. Intruder
      Intruder 11 February 2021 21: 27
      0
      Even the 12,7х114 "HL" cartridge was developed on the basis of the .510 "(12,95 mm) bullet, and the cartridge case from the 14,5х114 cartridge.
      straight, the gloomy monster came out of this ammunition, with a 12,95 mm bullet.!?
      1. Mister X
        Mister X 11 February 2021 21: 55
        0
        Quote: Intruder
        straight, gloomy monster

        The enterprise believes that in terms of the aggregate combat characteristics, their 12,7x114 HL cartridges are the most powerful sniper-antimaterial cartridges of our time. wink

    2. Intruder
      Intruder 12 February 2021 11: 37
      0
      Why then buy rifles from the Americans?
      they do not have such a designer based on the PTR of the last century, and why should it be, if at such distances wearable ATGM systems can cope quite effectively, even old or new light patrolling ammunition (quite even "homemade" in home workshops, can be 7B and copter), for "VIP purposes" ...
  • carstorm 11
    carstorm 11 11 February 2021 05: 57
    +5
    Not 36 million but 360 in my opinion. 1 hryvnia is 0.036 to green
    1. nnm
      nnm 11 February 2021 07: 02
      +4
      Yes, $ 360 million + $ 250 million in guarantees from the United States and already $ 0.6 billion is obtained. which definitely cannot but be alarming. For this brown army may believe in themselves too much. And the change in the rhetoric of the Ukrainian government to an extremely anti-Russian one makes it clear that either a similar command came from the owners, or they themselves are ready to break the fifth point in the desire that the master would notice, to the British flag. If only they took the clown on a big and fat plane.
      1. carstorm 11
        carstorm 11 11 February 2021 08: 00
        0
        In terms of rearmament, this is extremely small. For the rest, I completely agree
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 11 February 2021 08: 43
        +1
        Quote: nnm
        that either a similar command came from the owners, or the fifth point themselves in the desire for the master to notice

        In any case, "Tuzik" is not a command "fas!" he himself will not bite. Most likely, this command followed from the new US administration.
    2. Holgerton
      Holgerton 11 February 2021 10: 54
      0
      I'll tell you more, they have a separate item of expenses for the repair and modernization of military equipment, separately from the purchase, it is enough to read their military budget, which the author conveniently kept silent about, although other authors have raised this issue more than once.
      But what to do, Ryabov still, just to throw at the fan, there are clever articles, but it feels like the quality has been falling lately.
  • Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 11 February 2021 06: 12
    -2
    and allows himself to make aggressive statements and threats against Russia.

    Barking dog behind the fence
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 11 February 2021 07: 16
      -3
      Quote: Lipchanin
      Barking dog behind the fence

      One has already barked laughing
      Even the "truth serum" won't make her tell why she barked laughing
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 11 February 2021 08: 46
        0
        Quote: Lipchanin
        Even the "truth serum" won't make her tell why she barked

        So that she is not injected, but everyone knows that she barks at Donbass.
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 11 February 2021 09: 11
          -1
          Quote: tihonmarine
          So that she is not injected, but everyone knows that she barks at the Donbass

          There is such a saying, Eyes are smart, like a dog's, only he cannot say
          What they cannot say cannot be seen with the naked eye.
          But now I realized that there is no mind in the eyes either
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 11 February 2021 09: 21
            +2
            Quote: Lipchanin
            But now I realized that there is no mind in the eyes either

            Eyes smart when she wants to eat, and the rest of the time, stupid. I have a dove, it flies in every day, knocks on the window with its beak, when I go out looking smart eyes, wants to eat, but the brains will fit in a nickle. I will sprinkle the chaffs, and I forgot right away.
            1. Lipchanin
              Lipchanin 11 February 2021 09: 33
              +3
              Quote: tihonmarine
              I will sprinkle the chaffs, and I forgot right away.

              In 1985, NG was greeted at our home. They put a cake on the balcony to drink tea in the morning.
              In the morning we saw that the titmouses pecked at the box and there were not even crumbs left of the cake smile
              And this is me in the hospital. Waited for me from breakfast, lunch and dinner
              1. tihonmarine
                tihonmarine 11 February 2021 10: 31
                +1
                Quote: Lipchanin
                And this is me in the hospital. Waited for me from breakfast, lunch and dinner

                These birds are smarter than some people.
                1. Lipchanin
                  Lipchanin 11 February 2021 10: 42
                  +2
                  Quote: tihonmarine
                  These birds are smarter than some people.

                  The wife constantly fed the blue tits with seeds. I just poured it onto the windowsill. As soon as she lingered a little, they knocked their beaks on the glass
  • Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 11 February 2021 06: 22
    +5
    Not! Well, they correctly write in Ukraine that we underestimate them all the time, that is, a gap. That is why there is no information in the article that on February 10, 2021, the Ukrainian fleet can not only resist the Black Sea Fleet of Russia, but also became much stronger on that day ...
    The Ukrainian sailors received from the United States ten rubber speed boats, over 70 inflatable boats and other related equipment. This is reported by the Ukrainian media.
    The handover ceremony took place at the Yug Naval Base in the Practical Harbor in Odessa.

    1. Mykhalych
      Mykhalych 11 February 2021 06: 30
      +2
      Quote: Vladimir61
      can not only resist the Black Sea Fleet of Russia, but also became much stronger that day ...

      Just added ... hi "A solemn ceremony of welcoming 84 inflatable boats, which the United States donated as part of military assistance to the Ukrainian Navy, took place in Odessa."
      1. Vladimir61
        Vladimir61 11 February 2021 06: 41
        -1
        Quote: Mykhalych
        Quote: Vladimir61
        can not only resist the Black Sea Fleet of Russia, but also became much stronger that day ...

        Just added ... hi "A solemn ceremony of welcoming 84 inflatable boats, which the United States donated as part of military assistance to the Ukrainian Navy, took place in Odessa."

        Everything will be more handy for ancient navigators - it is easier to make ukRA 1-84 on a ready-made, albeit rubber one, than from the Danube reed.
    2. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 11 February 2021 08: 02
      0
      Quote: Vladimir61
      but also became much stronger that day ...

      I'm already afraid ... laughing
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 11 February 2021 08: 58
      +1
      Quote: Vladimir61
      That is why there is no information in the article that on February 10, 2021, the Ukrainian fleet may not just confront the Black Sea Fleet of Russia

      "Sieraders" are of course great, for fishing, for a picnic, for girls to ride along the Dnieper. Half of them will be taken apart by admiral-generals, and the other half may be replenished with their navy.
    4. monster
      monster 11 February 2021 20: 37
      0
      Svidomites have the only fleet option
    5. Intruder
      Intruder 11 February 2021 21: 31
      -1
      ten rubber speed boats
      ordinary "zodiacs", cheap and necessary for the DRG of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, when disembarking, you can successfully use them on the rivers, only cover the motors with anti-noise capes at low speed ...
  • Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 11 February 2021 06: 46
    -1
    Much attention is paid to the replenishment of stocks of artillery and rifle ammunition.

    A new cartridge plant appeared in Ukraine? There is a lot of ammunition for the receiver PA, MZA and PTA, the situation is more complicated with ammunition for rocket artillery ...
  • Thrifty
    Thrifty 11 February 2021 06: 58
    +1
    Gramadier plans, but possibilities don't match desire, as finances sing romances. ..
  • Kot_Kuzya
    Kot_Kuzya 11 February 2021 07: 28
    -1
    10 billion hryvnia is 360 million dollars, but even this amount is a penny for the army. If all the Ukrainian Armed Forces have 360 ​​thousand ukrovoyaks, then this is only $ 1000 for one Euro-Ukrainian. With this money, an ukrovoyak can only be armed with a machine gun.
  • svp67
    svp67 11 February 2021 07: 38
    +3
    Despite the most serious problems in the economy, Ukraine plans to continue the rearmament and re-equipment of its armed forces.
    Only Ukraine itself spends colossal sums on the army, keeping expenses for the seventh year higher than 5% of the WFP, and such expenses have never been for nothing for the economy.
    According to the draft State Budget of Ukraine for 2021, this amount should be UAH 267,1291 billion (5,93% of GDP).
  • Ros 56
    Ros 56 11 February 2021 09: 26
    -2
    What kind of arms purchases can we talk about from a beggar country that lives on handouts and loans? Well, you give a damn. fellow lol
  • Old Orc
    Old Orc 11 February 2021 11: 31
    -3
    Gentlemen-comrades, you look narrowly at the problem. Provocation and war in Donbass are necessary to neutralize Russia in the upcoming war in the Far East. As long as she fights with her volunteers against the Polish volunteers on the territory of Ukraine, she will not be able to help China. And presumably, according to the ideas of the ideologists of the new BATTLE, after China it will be possible to deal with Russia.
  • megadeth
    megadeth 11 February 2021 17: 15
    0
    You can laugh at the "Svidomo" for a long time, but they (they) still arm them, and they have enough for one leap of strength in the Donbass, another thing is how we will support our brothers from the DPR and LPR!?!?
  • Boromir1941
    Boromir1941 11 February 2021 19: 26
    +2
    and Geyropa is only happy to arm the Banderlog. cannon fodder hit-bang
  • Stepan S
    Stepan S 11 February 2021 20: 32
    +2
    as well as 2700 reconnaissance and surveillance devices.

    Do you mean binoculars?
    BTR-4 - one of the main armored vehicles of the Ukrainian army


    Several dozen BTR-4s in the Ukrainian army cannot be mistaken for the main vehicle.
    1. Oleg Shlyapin
      Oleg Shlyapin 19 February 2021 11: 09
      -1
      BTR-3 is possible - they were produced much more
  • TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 12 February 2021 18: 46
    0
    As in that Soviet anecdote about an elephant)))) "Moget then he can, currents hto give him)))))"
  • Oleg Shlyapin
    Oleg Shlyapin 15 February 2021 18: 32
    -1
    1. "In terms of US dollars, 10 billion hryvnia turns into 36 million, which is not enough for a quick and high-quality rearmament. The expected US aid is 250 million dollars."

    10 hryvnia is not 000. but 000 million dollars. And this is only for the purchase of weapons. The entire defense budget of Ukraine in 000 is UAH 36 billion, which at the established rate of UAH 360 is approximately $ 2021 billion.

    2 "The expected US $ 250 million in aid significantly changes the picture, but does not solve all the problems."

    Before writing this. ask what is the rate of the hryvnia to the dollar and what is the defense budget of Ukraine, including article by article.

    3. "The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine is making bold plans - the army must become modern and rebuild according to NATO standards. All new purchases and transformations are carried out with these goals in mind. However, the implementation of such plans in a reasonable time frame and at an acceptable cost is unlikely."

    Everything is going very well. Taking into account the constant growth of the defense budget, the adoption of NATO standards. In addition, Ukraine in the near future expects to receive NATO acceptance of a step-by-step plan for obtaining membership in the Alliance. The approximate date for Ukraine's entry into NATO is 2027.

    4. "Kiev continues to make plans against the republics of Donbass"

    And what kind of "republics" are they? Like Lokotskaya?

    5. "Kiev ... allows itself to make aggressive statements and threats against Russia"

    Moscow is threatened with bombing, or what ?.
  • magdama
    magdama 8 May 2021 17: 53
    0
    Don't underestimate the enemy. And Ukraine is now our ENEMY, whether we like it or not. Hitler reformatted Germany very quickly. And we and our children will have to fight this Ukraine, alas. Therefore, we must not joke about the holy fool, but seriously prepare for war.
  • magdama
    magdama 8 May 2021 17: 58
    0
    Don't underestimate the enemy. And Ukraine is now our ENEMY, whether we like it or not. Hitler reformatted Germany very quickly. And we and our children will have to fight this Ukraine, alas. Therefore, we must not joke about the holy fool, but seriously prepare for war.