Former chief of the General staff, British army Richard Dannatt said to Ukraine Saxon armored cars will be completely useless on the front line.
"I withdrew them from service in the British army in 2005-2006 as completely unsuitable for current operations, for this reason I think it's unbelievable that they sell or give the poor Ukrainians," said Dannatt, head of the General staff of the armed forces of Britain in the years 2006-2009, transmits Telegraph." It is a totally useless polupolirovannye trucks, which cannot be used on the front line", "the General said, noting that" there is nothing more immoral than to represent the transfer of these vehicles as "good news" for Ukrainians. Yesterday, Commissioner of the Ministry of defence of UK confirmed that the armament of the Ukrainian security forces have been used in the British army armoured personnel carriers Saxon. On the last working day of the week the Secretary of the Council of national security and defense Council) countries Oleksandr Turchynov said that the armed forces special operations received 20 armoured vehicles Saxon UK manufacturing, 55 such machines are expected in the near future. In early December of last year it claimed that the state concern "Ukroboronprom" got the party developed in the 1980-ies of the Saxon armored personnel carriers from the UK to send them to the armed forces of Ukraine (AFU). In January in support of the purchase of the British armored cars had been the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko." Critics of this contract, I Wish to emphasize that the level of armored protection is higher than the APC, " he said.