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Mykolaiv  >  News  >  Maritime Sector
50 millions UAH are required for completion of a cruiser «Ukraine»
Jul 10 2008, 16:33

NIKOLAEV, JULY, 10TH, 2008, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE 50 millions UAH are required for completion of a cruiser «Ukraine», IA Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

The agency was informed about this today, on July, 9th, by the head of Nikolaev regional state administration Alexey Garkusha at a press conference.

Making comments on the information about possible sale of Russian cruiser, A. Garkusha has emphasized that at present the ship is not completed and it is practically impossible to sell it in such condition.

«First of all it is necessary to complete all works on a cruiser then it is possible to speak about its realization and not only in Russia but in any other country which supports this concept of arms», the governor has noted.

As he said, at present interest is stated also by China and India.

The governor has told, that regional authority will propose to the Cabinet to transfer the means obtained from sale of the ship for solving current problems of the enterprise 61 Communard Factory and for modernization of its manufacture.

INFORMATION: Rocket cruiser «Ukraine» has been laid in 1985 at the Nikolaev ship-building factory after 61 Communard. According to the project it should be equipped by rocket systems of «Basalt» type.

Since 1999 the National flag of Ukraine is lifted and constantly operating crew is placed on the ship.

According to plans of Ministry of Defence, «Ukraine» was going to be placed into structure of the Ukrainian Naval Forces per 2000.

Now readiness of a cruiser makes 96 %, provisional cost 250 300 million dollars. At least 20 million UAH is required for completion and nearly 150 million UAH to complete it with arms.

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