MIA will buy helicopters from France for 550 million euros
Roan was surprised that Ukraine has decided to spend a large amount on purchases from France and proposed to redirect funds to the United States.
So the Deputy Minister of internal Affairs Sergey Goncharov commented on the words of the Ambassador of Ukraine in the Valery Chaly States that Ukraine should consider possibility of purchase of modern machinery in the United States. The diplomat said in the context of procurements of Ukraine helicopters from France for 550 million euros.
“Nothing prevents the Ukrainian diplomats to intensify cooperation in the military sphere with our strategic partners, especially such a reliable ally like the United States. But to be questioned already concluded bilateral agreements with other countries is not a productive position of the diplomat, and especially when this is not the scope of its competence and responsibility”, – quotes the words Goncharova League.
He noted that the helicopter contract with Airbus Helicopters best for Ukraine and work with France continues.
Recall, Ukraine and France signed a contract for the supply of helicopters. The contract gives the possibility to obtain 55 modern helicopters that will be used in the security system. The deal will amount to 555 million euros.
It is expected that the first four Super Puma helicopters, Airbus Helicopters will arrive in the country until the end of 2018.
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