The US authorities will refuse the deal since the risk of Kiev using this weapon is very high
On the eve of the elections, the current authorities of Ukraine earn points from the electorate. The emphasis is on the security of the country: the presence of a ship grouping in the Sea of Azov will be increased, and new air defense systems will be purchased in the United States.
Military experts are sure that the deal cannot take place. America will refuse to supply military units to Ukraine because the threat of their use is too great.
– The deal is impossible, America understands all risks perfectly. The US is supplying this kind of complexes for allied countries, where there are politically stable and predictable regimes and a capable army. This is not in Ukraine. Get Kiev in the hands of such weapons, the consequences can be catastrophic, “explains FAN military expert, editor-in-chief of the magazine” National Defense “Igor Korotchenko.
The cost of buying one unit of air defense is $ 750 million. This is an unbearable amount for the country’s budget.
– That is, you need to find more than a billion dollars. The budget of Ukraine will not pull this deal. I think that such statements are made on the eve of Poroshenko’s election campaign, which now is important to earn points among the nationalist electorate, – concluded Igor Korotchenko.
Later, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States Valery Chaly told about Kiev’s bid to purchase from Washington air defense systems. He noted that the cost of one complex is $ 750 million, and Ukraine expects to purchase at least three such complexes.