U.S. medical devices intended for Ukraine, a large number of portable missiles (Figure)
Currently Ukraine is equipped with Soviet-era legacy of 1000 sets of portable air defense missiles
newspaper freelance writer Malan
According to the Russian” Izvestiya “reported on October 28, U.S. Ambassador Ukrainian Ambassador Paul Ropa Wiley told CNN recently told reporters that the U.S. government to make recommendations to the Government of Ukraine, hoping to run 10 large enough hospital medical equipment, in exchange for 657 sets of portable air defense missiles, claiming only to improve black its health system.
It is reported that the proposal is the Pentagon’s non-traditional security experts together with Ukraine’s Ministry of Health, the experts visited Ukraine a few months ago. Pawei Li said that the U.S. government has made the leadership of Ukraine regarding the provision of medical care in exchange for missile technology and equipment recommendations. Washington look forward to the signing of Uruguayan President Viktor Yushchenko specific agreement.
Currently, Ukraine, Soviet-era military equipment has left over 1,000 sets of “Arrow” -2 anti-aircraft missiles. If the agreement, Wu will retain only 400 sets of the missile. The United States is using the same means to acquire such weapons in the world, in other countries has so far acquired 2.2 million units. Washington is so mobile, portable air defense systems because of concerns about falling into the hands of terrorists.
Since 2004, Ukraine began the process of disarmament, when President Kuchma ordered the destruction of 2,000 sets of the “Arrow” 2 missile in half, a move was criticized by the opposition in Parliament. In 2005, Wu Parliament passed a law requiring the consent of Parliament does not prohibit the President of the destruction of all types of weapons. The current government came to power in 2007, it had destroyed most of Washington made the proposal missiles in exchange for aid, promising to retain only a small part for the basic defense.