Declared Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko deal With the United Arab Emirates on the production And shipment of weapons raises a lot of questions And doubt, as not aware of its size And content, the source of payment, nor whether it was in truth concluded that since the UAE these data challenged. But the fact that this news will play a symbolic role, according to a former employee of the British intelligence Charles Subreg.
in an interview to the edition military expert has noticed That, despite the fact That the news about the arms shipments to Ukraine from the United Arab Emirates is very vague, this message at this stage has more political significance With a touch of symbolism. In his vision, so Poroshenko trying to strengthen their position in future negotiations that will take place in the coming weeks And months.
On the reverse side, said Subreg, the question is about, if in truth the transaction took place, who will be financing it, because Ukraine is in a deep economic crisis.
Loans And grants allocated Ukraine and the European Union will go the same way And for the payment of instructors And military advisors from Britain And the United States, and thus on the supply of military equipment And non-lethal weapons, involves specialist, noting That what exactly Kiev will pay With Emirates Still expected to see.
Another issue that confuses Shoubridge, so this is What the military-industrial potential Arab Emirates is not great And there is a probability That in the Emirates Ukraine will be weapons from the U.S., France And Britain, as officially they are very cautious in their statements on the supply of Ukrainian weapons.
As for the arms, and, as we know from the statements of Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine asks defensive weapons " to protect its sovereignty ", their delivery is not guaranteed, first, That they will not be used against civilians, Which is quite real, and secondly, it is unlikely the latest weapons will greatly help the Ukrainian army.
Any types of weapons require ammunition supply, in addition, the military must be properly trained to use it.
"A lot is Still expected to see on this deal are the real extent of who pays for the weapons, and thus That in reality these supplies include. And only when we know And the truth all the details, we will be able to properly assess the present value of this contract, and not only of its symbolism, which Ukraine seeks today to Express support, " concludes Charles Subreg.