Ukrainian naval forces intend to sell the missile Cruiser " Ukraine ", said the Commander of the country's Navy, Vice Admiral Sergei Haiduk.
"The cruiser" Ukraine " is broken off from a piece of the country, it will be implemented and the funds for implementation will be spent on building new ships and boats ", - quotes the message Haiduk " aircraft of Ukraine ".
The commander has explained this decision by the fact that the cruiser 80% of weapons – Russian, meaning it was designed for samples of navigational equipment and small arms, which in Ukraine are not made. In addition, According to Hayduk, to provide the deployment of the guided missile cruiser ought 3-4 ships of the class frigate or destroyer. The commander also said that the problem is the lack of infrastructure placement. Back in 2011, Kyiv announced plans for the sale of the cruiser "Ukraine" Russia. At the end of March 2011 holding then a post of the Minister of defence of Ukraine Mikhail Yezhel told that the fate of the cruiser "Ukraine" will be defined in the negotiation process, but Kiev has hopes for a positive decision. On 19 April 2011, the then Russian defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said that the Russian Federation does not plan to buy missile cruiser " Ukraine "." we do not have such problems and interest ", – he said, adding that the state program of armaments of the Russian Federation until 2020 funds for these purposes are also not provided. However, in the February of that year, Serdyukov said that Moscow is not against to get a Cruiser, " but only for free."