For the year, exports to Russia grew by 72%.
In 2016, Russia became the largest buyer of Ukrainian military products.
Russia is the largest partner of Ukraine in the military sphere, evidenced by the study, which is annually organized by the authoritative international organization – the Stockholm Institute for peace studies (SIPRI).
So, last year, according to the study, Ukraine exported to Russia of military goods by $169 million, It was the Russians in 2016 to become the largest buyers of goods of Ukrainian “defense”.
So much money Ukraine does not receive even from Thailand is the only buyer of modern domestic tanks “Oplot”, which are included in the list of the best tanks in the world.
Overall for the year, exports to Russia grew by 72%. Moreover, they were higher than during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych.
The SIPRI report indicates that the largest partner of Russians in Ukraine today is the “Motor Sich” Vyacheslav Boguslayev. Company Zaporozhye businessman, former regions, and now the people’s Deputy from the “Will of the people”, performs the contract for delivery of engines AI-222. Ukrainian aircraft engines are installed on Yak-130 – Russian light assault aircraft, which trained military pilots, including ground targets. That is the Ukrainian company helps the enemy to prepare for war.
Contract “Motor Sich” with the Russian aircraft building plant “Sokol”, which collects “Yaki”, provides for the supply of 218 engines (according to SIPRI).
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