Military Review

Ukraine remains among the leaders in arms exporters only due to Soviet reserves.

The State Export Control Service published information on the number of weapons transferred by Ukraine abroad in 2012.

The largest buyers of Ukrainian rifle weapons steel the United States, which received 90 thousand. rifles and carbines, as well as Germany - about 29 thousand. revolvers, pistols, rifles and carbines. Also 22 thousand rifles and carbines were sent to Sudan, 15 thousand - to Chad and 11 thousand - to Canada, reports Kommersant-Ukraine.

As the expert was explained by the expert of the Center for Army Research, Conversion and Disarmament, Sergei Zgurets, the USA and Germany are "the main buyers of rare small arms." It should be noted that these countries had previously actively bought small arms in Ukraine. For example, in the 2011 year, Germany acquired more than 53 thousand rifles and carbines, and the USA - over 143 thousand units of the same types of weapons.

At the same time, the main buyers of Ukrainian armored vehicles were the countries of Africa, Southeast Asia, and Iraq. In particular, in the framework of previously concluded contracts 99 tanks T-72s were sent to Ethiopia (two years ago Ukraine signed a contract for the supply of 200 tanks to Ethiopia), 62 armored personnel carriers BTR-3E1 - to Thailand, and 48 units of various modifications BTR-4 and 11 units of modifications BTR-80 - to Iraq.

Sudan became a rather large buyer last year. In addition to small arms, X-NUMX T-10, 72 BTR-1 and 70 infantry combat vehicles BMP-14 were delivered to this country. Sudan also bought 1 11 mm self-propelled howitzer 122X2 Pink, 1 recoilless guns and 80 anti-tank grenade launchers and shotguns.

This state bought Ukrainian weapons earlier. For example, in 2011, 40 T-72 and 5 T-55 tanks were sent to Sudan. It should be emphasized that restrictions imposed by UN resolutions apply to the supply of arms to Sudan.

As explained in the State Export Control Service, contracts for the supply of arms to Sudan were concluded only with the legitimate government of this country. The first deputy chairman of the parliamentary committee on national security and defense, Anatoliy Kinakh, is convinced that Ukraine has fulfilled all the procedures provided for by international agreements.

“The state export control service strictly controls these contracts. I am convinced that they all comply with international obligations. Our control is very effective. It was built at the end of the 1990s, including with the help of specialists from the United States,” Kinakh said.

In addition to small arms, artillery weapons and armored vehicles, in the year 2012, Ukraine also exported rocket weapons. The main buyers of these systems were the United States and Israel. In particular, the United States purchased 137 missiles for man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) in our country, and Israel - 193 missiles for MANPADS and 120 guided anti-tank missiles.

“The United States purchases our Strela and Needle MANPADS to test protection against Soviet-made portable anti-aircraft missile systems that are used in Afghanistan. Israel does the same,” said Sergey Zgurets.

According to the newspaper, Kinakh, weapons models developed and produced in independent Ukraine make up no more than 20% of total exports. "We still hold on to old Soviet stocks, as well as services and spare parts," Kinach said.

According to the State Service for Export Controls, no new purchasers of Ukrainian weapons appeared in 2012 in the year. According to the SIPRI-2012 annual Armament, Disarmament and International Security, from 2007 to 2011, Ukraine sold weapons worth more than $ 2,4 billion (2% of world arms exports). This ensured our country 12-place in the world ranking of arms exporters.
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  1. waisson
    waisson 17 July 2013 05: 28 New
    Amerikosy offered them to cut tanks for money; they refused to mean income from the sale of weapons and ammunition more than promised amerikosy. Well, the hazyin barin is only interested in who is standing at this feeding trough and where the received Tugriks go
    1. experienced
      experienced 17 July 2013 08: 37 New
      The title of the article is somehow provocative ... And let's see what kind of weapons Russia exports, correctly the “Soviet” one, which was designed in Soviet times and manufactured at factories built in the USSR. So we are all “heirs” of the USSR, but someone is “weighed” by this inheritance and gets rid of it for the sake of Europe (Sprotland), someone is selling it, but the fact that no one multiplies this is 100%. There is nothing to be proud of, but throwing into each other "poop" about who more "squandered", as it is not solid. hi
      1. Sea snake
        Sea snake 17 July 2013 09: 44 New
        Quote: Author of the article
        The largest buyers of Ukrainian small arms were the United States, which received 90 thousand. rifles and carbines

        100% sure that under the word rifle veiled AK - Kalashnikov assault rifle. According to their classification, AK is an assault rifle.
        The West buys and then supplies them with those whom it later calls terrorists and enemies of democracy.
        1. evil hamster
          evil hamster 17 July 2013 11: 10 New
          No, it’s just that rifles, mostly mossinks and SKS, are very popular in the US in the civilian market.
          1. Essenger
            Essenger 17 July 2013 15: 00 New
            Yes, it’s more likely rifles, and AKs are produced by certain countries without a license. It is not necessary to buy from countries of the former USSR.
      2. Protoucr
        Protoucr 18 July 2013 12: 38 New
        In Ukraine, weapons for three armies are needed. Over time, that weapon can only be in the open-hearth, so everything is true - what is for sale.
  2. valmer
    valmer 17 July 2013 05: 31 New
    Well, how many weapons were there under the Soviet Union, that they’ve been selling for two decades and can’t sell everything .... And how many then can only be guessed in Russia.
    1. fedot.uncle
      fedot.uncle 17 July 2013 08: 36 New
      Well, in Ukraine there were 3 military districts, two border districts, the Danube military flotilla, the Black Sea fleet, the 46th missile army of the Strategic Missile Forces. Reserves were also pledged for the South-Western direction, which in the event of war turned into the South-Western front for operations against Turkey and the capture of the straits. Moreover, the equipment and weapons of the Southern (Hungary) and Northern (Poland) groups of troops were added. Since the largest reserves were created in the border districts, large reserves remained in Belarus. So in Russia there are not so large reserves, the internal military districts were poor in new equipment.
      1. valmer
        valmer 17 July 2013 09: 11 New
        I agree. but in Russia there were such places in bulk. I myself live in Primorye, so I read that in the days of the Soviet Union there stood 5 (if I’m not mistaken) army, the most powerful army in the world during the peace period. By its power, it was inferior only to 40 (I can also be mistaken with the number) of the army that fought in Afghanistan, so the war went on. So both the stockpiles and stockpiles of weapons here were appropriate. Yes, and now for sure there is.
        1. Evgenx
          Evgenx 17 July 2013 14: 58 New
          Young man! The Prikarpatsky military district, in the event of the outbreak of a large-scale war, mobilized sufficient forces and means for our soldiers to wash their boots in Lomansha in a week !!! Your 5th army did not stand close to the might that the Prikvo had! Only in one Shepitovka was at least 3 units of small arms saved. And this is to make up for the losses and armament of the newly created units and units!
          1. georg737577
            georg737577 17 July 2013 15: 13 New
            "Broke" - where is it? Not tired of writing mistakes?
          2. valmer
            valmer 18 July 2013 01: 07 New
            Dear, we read carefully! I wrote that I read about it, if there is anything to refute with argumentation, please. Secondly, I talked about the peace period, and “in cases of the outbreak of a large-scale war”, this is a completely different case, then the 5th army would be strengthened many times. Thirdly, if you already mentioned the "Prikarpatsky Military District", then you should correctly speak and compare with the Far Eastern Military District, which included not only the 5th Army. Well, I suppose that all the same, they wouldn’t have had enough weeks to reach “Lomancha”, where is that anyway ??? request I think that more than one year they would go looking. Than to talk about high matters, it would be better if the grammar was repeated ... But in general it’s not a matter of measuring it ... one country was, one thing was done. drinks
  3. domokl
    domokl 17 July 2013 05: 32 New
    Selling old weapons is quite normal practice. But for us it is a headache. We need to rearm the army with new models. But in general, such a sale, without replacing with a new one, will lead to Ukraine becoming defenseless.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 17 July 2013 06: 27 New
      Quote: domokl
      Selling old weapons is quite normal practice.

      Hi Sasha! The practice is normal, but only if the old replaces something new, but Ukraine has problems with this. Warehouses are empty and how to fill them with a big question.
      1. domokl
        domokl 17 July 2013 08: 25 New
        Hello, hello! I see as always you read only the first sentence laughing And to fill the warehouses ... So why? My opinion is not documented - Ukraine sells and does not replenish its weapons in the hope of joining NATO. And in this option, the new weapons should be of the NATO standard and standard. Ukraine’s industry isn’t can (focused on Soviet, and, therefore, Russian standards)
        So Ukraine is disarming with hope ... Either for entry (and who needs it there?), Or .... But there will be no war lol
        1. Kars
          Kars 17 July 2013 12: 10 New
          Quote: domokl
          So Ukraine is disarming with hope ... Or for entry

          But it doesn’t come to mind that Ukraine is selling surplus weapons? Which the USSR was preparing for the third world war, which turned out after the withdrawal of troops from eastern Germany. That there were 700 thousand groups under the USSR, now there are only 180.
          Still, the ammunition should be sold, otherwise they are not wine, they do not become better by age.
          1. maxvet
            maxvet 17 July 2013 16: 19 New
            if so then it’s really better to sell than to recycle later
      2. Tersky
        Tersky 17 July 2013 08: 29 New
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        . Warehouses are empty and how to fill them with a big question.

        So why fill them out, go with the hammer after the weapon. Such covered areas will always be in demand.
      3. Simon
        Simon 17 July 2013 12: 21 New
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Quote: domokl
        Selling old weapons is quite normal practice.

        Hi Sasha! The practice is normal, but only if the old replaces something new, but Ukraine has problems with this. Warehouses are empty and how to fill them with a big question.

        And what Ukraine will do when it sells all Soviet weapons is unlikely to produce anything new. request
        1. Alexander D.
          Alexander D. 17 July 2013 22: 00 New
          Probably, dear, you don’t know anything about the military-industrial complex of Ukraine. Historically, Ukraine has not been able to produce only combat aircraft and submarines. Everything else, including UAVs, Ukraine is able to develop and produce independently as much as possible.
  4. Strelok20883
    Strelok20883 17 July 2013 06: 09 New
    After the collapse of the USSR, Ukraine took first place, after Russia, in terms of quantity and quality of weapons. When the shit-maker Yushchenko arrived, such a circus-NATO, Eurogy of value, famine, re-equipment according to the standards of right-wing weapons, etc. began Well, they were re-equipped until the aircraft was almost completely sold out.
    1. seller trucks
      seller trucks 17 July 2013 11: 08 New
      Quote: Strelok20883
      When the shit came Yushchenko, such a circus-nato began

      nonsense, before Yushchenko there were two more presidents Kravchuk and Kuchma, and so at the first time around 1995, the scenario of a war between Russia and Ukraine was really considered. Yushchenko’s brains were enough not to get involved in the Ossetian-Georgian conflict, they would say “face”, he’s chickened anyway.
  5. knn54
    knn54 17 July 2013 07: 05 New
    If money is not invested in the development of the military-industrial complex, then a recession will begin.
  6. Nevsky
    Nevsky 17 July 2013 07: 38 New
    If something happens, Golden Eagle will defend Ukraine laughing
    1. Captain Vrungel
      Captain Vrungel 17 July 2013 08: 02 New
      If something happened, Ukraine will be protected by white sheets in the windows of houses. The only effective weapon for mass use. hi
      1. dominion
        dominion 17 July 2013 08: 47 New
        They also defended themselves in World War II, there was no resistance, for example, Belarus, in Ukraine. So the fighters from them are still those.
        1. Ezhaak
          Ezhaak 17 July 2013 09: 54 New
          Quote: dominion
          They defended themselves in World War II, no resistance,

          And for me, it would be better if they didn’t go to the side of the enemy. What part of the population did.
          1. phantom359
            phantom359 17 July 2013 22: 49 New
            Well, of course. How many Russian collaborators did the Germans have? To begin, compare, and then give out pearls. count some Cossacks.
        2. zmey_gadukin
          zmey_gadukin 17 July 2013 11: 54 New
          But Kiev UR does not count?
          Or is it not Ukraine? )))
          1. Kars
            Kars 17 July 2013 12: 12 New
            Quote: zmey_gadukin
            But Kiev UR does not count?
            Or is it not Ukraine? )))

            Did he want to know about this?
            He still probably does not know how many Ukrainians were in the Red Army, and probably also does not remember about the Lokot Republic on the territory of the RSFSR.
            1. Order
              Order 17 July 2013 15: 13 New
              Do not pay attention, he is just a short-sighted, self-confident child
          2. dominion
            dominion 17 July 2013 15: 23 New
            I meant the partisan movement, the Belarusians resisted, the Ukrainians did not. And near Kiev, the army fought, consisting mainly of Russians.
            1. Order
              Order 17 July 2013 16: 05 New
              Do you have names like S.A. Kovpak or P.P. Vershigora talking about nothing? It’s for the partisan movement, if that ... Well, I don’t even want to argue about the army consisting of “mostly Russians”. Do not be a young man ..
              1. Technocrat
                Technocrat 17 July 2013 18: 04 New
                Do not bury your child’s head, with his intellect he poorly barely “Harry Potter” mastered
            2. Corneli
              Corneli 17 July 2013 20: 24 New
              Quote: dominion
              I meant the partisan movement, the Belarusians resisted, the Ukrainians did not. And near Kiev, the army fought, consisting mainly of Russians.

              1. The total number of Soviet partisans and underground workers on the territory of Ukraine in 1941-1944 was estimated at 220 thousand people. consisting of 53 partisan formations, 2145 partisan units and 1807 partisan groups
              2. For participation in the anti-fascist struggle in the underground and partisan detachments in the territory of the Ukrainian SSR, 183 thousand people were awarded, 95 people received the title of Hero of the Soviet Union (two of them, A. F. Fedorov and S. A. Kovpak became Heroes twice Soviet Union). If memory serves me Fedorov and Kovpak the only ones from partisans 2 heroes.
              3. According to the Central Headquarters of the partisan movement, in total, from the beginning of the war until September 1, 1944, the Soviet partisans operating on the territory of the Ukrainian SSR:
              defeated 56 headquarters, 411 garrisons, strong points and police stations [47];
              destroyed and destroyed 607 railway bridges, 1599 bridges on highways, 31 ferries and pontoons, 44 railway stations, 248 radio stations and communication centers, 59 power stations, 94 oil towers, 42 water pumping stations, 915 warehouses, 1990 km of communication lines, 309 km of railway tracks, 66 087 tons of fuel, 102 mortars, 264 easel and light machine guns, 1799 rifles and machine guns [47];
              sank 22 ships, 54 barges and 29 boats [47];
              captured 4 banners of enemy military units, 13 armored vehicles, 190 guns, 67 anti-tank rifles, 506 mortars and grenade launchers, 3217 easel and light machine guns, 5971 machine guns, 60355 rifles, 2903 pistols, 63303 artillery shells and mortar mines, 12,2 million rounds , 27245 hand grenades, 28 tons of explosives, 12,2 tons of fuel, 172 warehouses, 987 cars, 43 tractors, 5 steam locomotives, 210 wagons and platforms, 30361 horses, 5314 wagons, 1467 saddles, 3 boats, 9 motor boats, 143 walkie-talkies , 86 radios, 1541 telephones, 57 binoculars, uniforms and a significant amount of other military equipment and trophies.
              In short, "did not resist," fooling around, but eating fat ...
            3. Sea snake
              Sea snake 17 July 2013 22: 45 New
              Quote: dominion
              I meant the partisan movement, the Belarusians resisted, the Ukrainians did not.

              I do not agree with you! Remember the song --- "June 22, at exactly 4 o’clock KIEV bombed, we were told that the war had begun. " Now put yourself in the place of a resident of Ukraine and just turn on the logic. Who are you going to fight for? For those who killed your family, for those who attacked your land ... wouldn't you resist them?
              Quote: dominion
              And near Kiev, the army fought, consisting mainly of Russians.

              The Soviet Union was a multinational state, all nationalities fought! Russian in itself essno more.
            4. roma2
              roma2 18 July 2013 09: 36 New
              Well, yes, the army of Vlasov.
              1. Protoucr
                Protoucr 18 July 2013 14: 35 New
                Not only.

                - What is the value of the Stalin-Hitler treaties. It was the Kremlin that stuffed them with oil, grain. nickel.
        3. Simon
          Simon 17 July 2013 12: 25 New
          Think of what you blurted out! Many Ukrainians in the first year of the war died from the Nazis. This must not be forgotten.
        4. Technocrat
          Technocrat 17 July 2013 18: 01 New
          You can immediately see the history studied in the framework of the exam
        5. Corneli
          Corneli 17 July 2013 20: 18 New
          Quote: dominion
          They also defended themselves in World War II, there was no resistance, for example, Belarus, in Ukraine. So the fighters from them are still those.

          Reading this, I recall my assumptions: "soon in Russia they will believe that Ukraine fought for Germany in general" (And now a bit of numbers and beeches:
          1. Ukraine sent 7 million people to the Armed Forces of the USSR during the Second World War
          2. Soviet researchers (until 1991) estimated the losses of Ukrainians in the Red Army as 1 million 376 thousand people. (modern 2.5 to 3.5 million people)
          3. According to Soviet estimates, more than 7 million inhabitants of Ukraine, that is, about a fifth of the total population.
          4. Almost 2,4 million residents of Ukraine were taken to forced labor camps in Germany.
          5. Of the 12 cities of heroes, 4 in Ukraine
          6. The feat of arms of many Ukrainians is marked by the highest awards. Among them - 2072 were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. Of 115 Heroes of the Soviet Union twice, 32 are Ukrainians. Of the 7 million orders and medals awarded to officers and soldiers of the Red Army, 2,5 million received Ukrainian residents.
          So yes ... Ukrainians didn’t fight at all, in general they were in “chocolate”
        6. Alexander D.
          Alexander D. 17 July 2013 22: 36 New
          Quote: dominion
          They also defended themselves in World War II, there was no resistance, for example, Belarus, in Ukraine. So the fighters from them are still those.

          What do you know about the resistance of Ukraine in the Second World War ?! Here, unlike the Urals, people died in thousands, but did not step back a single step. Do you have any idea about such cities as Odessa, Sevastopol, Kiev, Kharkov ?! Here in every city there is a burial place for dead soldiers. In Donetsk, unlike Yekaterinburg, people on June 22 and May 9 go not to beautiful monuments dedicated to the great Patriotic war, but to real places of torture and mass extermination of Soviet people. You watch your expressions when you write about another country and its people.
    2. knn54
      knn54 17 July 2013 09: 10 New
      -Stanislav. If something happens Ukraine will defend "Golden eagle"
      Chop And if something happened ... and an alien army growing!
      -Strashila: We have the same thing ...
      The most reasonable comment.
  7. Strashila
    Strashila 17 July 2013 08: 20 New
    We have the same thing ... to the anus and what ... Ukraine is selling, and we are in metal.
  8. valokordin
    valokordin 17 July 2013 10: 06 New
    We all need to know that Ukrainian weapons are used against Russia. This is Georgia, Chechnya, Syria, etc. Thank you Ukrainian brothers.
    1. roma2
      roma2 18 July 2013 09: 38 New
      Well, Russian weapons were used in Syria, Iraq, Libya and other countries. Please Russian huckster.
  9. Akim
    Akim 17 July 2013 10: 14 New
    Ukraine slides down in the ranking down not because export supplies have decreased, but because world arms purchases have increased. By the way, over the past three years, the share of new samples has increased by almost 30%. But this is all the lyrics. Himself almost no hell do not dare.
  10. cherkas.oe
    cherkas.oe 17 July 2013 10: 14 New
    The currents of Amer and Jews are purchased by our MANPADS not for practicing protection from them, but for supplying them with terrorists.
  11. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 17 July 2013 11: 46 New
    During independence, Ukraine has concluded several so-called “breakthrough” arms supply contracts:
    First: in 1996, for the supply of 320 main battle tanks T-80UD. After the end of the Afghan war, the United States lost interest in Pakistan and arms transfers ceased. The strategic partner of Pakistan, China, has only just begun to adopt tanks with a 125-mm cannon (the adoption of the PLA MBT type 96 was adopted in 1997). There was no money for Leopard 2 and Leclerc. Russia fell away because it was the main supplier of weapons to India, so there was nothing to oppose the Indian T-72. and then came Ukraine with the T-80UD. produced at KHKBTM. However, Pakistan’s purchase of the T-80UD is not without good reason, which was the impetus for India’s purchase of the T-90 and the establishment of its licensed production.
    Second: In 2007, Ukraine signed a contract with Thailand to supply 121 BTR-3E1 (BTR-80 with German MTU engine, American Alisson transmission "and Ukrainian module with a 30-mm automatic gun. At the tender. In which we, Canadians and Chinese Ukrainian BTR won at the expense of price. The purchase of BTR-3 was an impetus for the further purchase of Ukrainian Oplot-M tanks, and again the main impetus was the price because Oplot-M costs $ 4 million, and its main competitor South Korean K-8 about 2 million
    Third: Supply of 420 BTR-4 to Iraq. the tender was not held, so the Americans "thanked" Ukraine for supporting their Iraq invasion and for participating in the occupation of the Ukrainian brigade. Moreover, by that time about 60 BTR-3s had already been delivered to Iraq via Jordan. The contract has not yet been completed; about 200 BTR-4s have been delivered to Iraq. However, at present, Russia has already begun to regain the Iraqi market. Kazakhstan, taught by bitter Iraqi experience, bought 100 BTR-4 machine kits, but already for their self-assembly
    Everything else is just a sale of the Soviet legacy, which this article proves. The Ukrainian army itself is on a starvation diet: about 70 T-64s were modernized, out of 10 “Oplot” demonstrated at the parade in Kiev in 2009, only 6 remained in the 17th tank brigade in the White Church, and 4 were sold in the United States. Also remained only on paper the re-equipment of 79 airborne brigade BTR-3, BTR-4. That is, for the entire time of the "independence" of the Armed Forces, only 6 tanks received a single infantry fighting vehicle or armored personnel carrier.
  12. individual
    individual 17 July 2013 12: 16 New
    Ukraine sells old weapons, does not create and does not buy new weapons.
    To defend himself, he will stand under the CSTO or the NATO umbrella.
    The interests of the banana republic.
    1. Nevsky
      Nevsky 17 July 2013 12: 35 New
      Humor. Ukrainian army! (Ukrainian broadcast, Russian, Surzhik)

      Likely opponent of Ukraine. laughing

      1. phantom359
        phantom359 17 July 2013 22: 53 New
        It’s sad to watch such a cormorant movie.
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  15. fzr1000
    fzr1000 17 July 2013 13: 39 New
    The heads of government of Russia and Ukraine Dmitry Medvedev and Mykola Azarov reached an agreement on the creation of a joint venture (JV) for the production of An-124-100 Ruslan aircraft, said Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Yuriy Boyko.

    "We received an order from the prime ministers of both countries to sign the constituent documents in September at a meeting of the Ukrainian-Russian committee on economic cooperation," Y. Boyko said, noting that Ruslan is the largest of the mass-produced aircraft in the world , and work on it will give an impetus to the further development of Ukrainian-Russian cooperation in the aviation industry.

    “It is very important that we have positive experience in creating a joint venture and joint production. The An-124 is a unique aircraft that has very great potential in all sectors of the world economy. Therefore, we are confident that we and our Russian partners will be successful over to cooperate with him. And this will be the positive example on the basis of which our cooperation will develop in the future, "the Deputy Prime Minister emphasized.
    1. zmey_gadukin
      zmey_gadukin 17 July 2013 13: 43 New
      Well, if not chatter from Boyko, then not bad.
  16. aspirin02
    aspirin02 17 July 2013 14: 14 New
    New Ukrainian weapons ....
    1. aspirin02
      aspirin02 17 July 2013 14: 18 New
      1 stronghold for Thailand ...
  17. nekromonger
    nekromonger 17 July 2013 14: 16 New
    Quote: dominion
    They also defended themselves in World War II, there was no resistance, for example, Belarus, in Ukraine. So the fighters from them are still those.

    you’re completely sick or born yesterday
  18. Slobozhanin
    Slobozhanin 17 July 2013 14: 40 New
    Over time, a weapon does not get better like wine :) but given the overabundance, something needs to be done with it ... here we are selling it ... why not ?!
  19. Vlad_Mir
    Vlad_Mir 17 July 2013 14: 57 New
    Already sold out the whole army!
    1. Protoucr
      Protoucr 18 July 2013 14: 11 New
      Not true - the Ukrainian army is much better than the Russian. You still have - even there is no one to serve, not to mention that much has been destroyed.
  20. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 17 July 2013 19: 09 New
    The export of weapons is one of the main items of replenishment of the budget (state treasury) of any state. Ukraine is exporting weapons to countries that cannot produce such weapons. This is normal practice. Only to maintain the level of exports, it is necessary to resume the production of weapons. You won’t last long on old stocks. I want to wish my Ukrainian colleagues: resume production, and things will go!
    1. Protoucr
      Protoucr 18 July 2013 14: 33 New
      Of course. unlike others - Ukraine does not throw partners.
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  22. slaventi
    slaventi 18 July 2013 01: 52 New
    Quote: Slobozhanin
    Over time, a weapon does not get better like wine :) but given the overabundance, something needs to be done with it ... here we are selling it ... why not ?!

    You are selling, but here we have a former Minister of Defense, and part-time a thief and a traitor, he launched small arms under the press.
    So, for example, only the Vyatka-Polyansky Molot plant destroyed small arms wagons on 6 – 8 day. The annual destruction plan is 1 million trunks.

    Moreover, most of these weapons are not some kind of rusty old junk, but modern Kalashnikov assault rifles and machine guns (AK-47, AK-74, RPK), three-line sniper rifles, famous SVD, TT pistols, revolvers of the Nagan system, various machine guns, aircraft guns and much more.

    Moreover, all this weaponry can serve Russian soldiers or be legally sold to other countries where it is really needed. Instead, this weapon went under the press.
    I hope that the new leadership of the Ministry of Defense stopped the destruction.
    1. Protoucr
      Protoucr 18 July 2013 14: 20 New
      Relatively "modern." We had 2/3 of the arsenal for “2 weeks before the English Channel” - we don’t need so much. Naturally, you NEED to sell it for money, so as not to write off the crowbar.
      And we will have a new weapon 5.56, the production of any trunks in Ukraine - the benefit is already what is organized.
  23. Protoucr
    Protoucr 18 July 2013 14: 09 New
    Finally, the same thing began to come to the trolls - that Ukraine has everything.