The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on the demilitarization and the sale of an unfinished missile cruiser “Ukraine”, which is about 33 years at the shipyard in Nikolayev. This was told by the acting Governor of the Nikolaev area Vyacheslav Bon, transfers the local edition “Nikvesti”.
“You have a cruiser “Ukraine” is the decree of the President about its demilitarization. If you remove the weapons and sell what remains — there will be enough to compensate your wages, still remain three times as much. There is a popular case and turbine”, — said the head of the Ukrainian region in the course of the rally of factory workers, which was held on Friday, March 24.
According to him, on the relevant draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers started to work in December 2016. The document was approved and agreed upon in the Ukrainian Ministry of defense and “Ukroboronprom”. Currently, it is considered two more departments — the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of justice. In parallel, the Cabinet is preparing a draft resolution on the demilitarization of the ship.
“The presidential decree is signed, but all the time this question does not move and cabanilla. In mid-December, the draft decision sent to the Cab for approval. At the moment the economic development Ministry has sent for approval to the project in four organizations”, — quotes the edition of words Bonia.
According to the plan for the demilitarization of all installed on ship weapons and equipment will give the defense Ministry, the housing and turbine of a ship sell.
The cruiser “Ukraine” was started in 1984 by special order of the Navy of the USSR. In August 1990, he was launched. Three years later the cruiser officially became the property of Kiev, and after some time the construction work on the cruiser stopped due to lack of funding. In 1998 ex-President Leonid Kuchma has ordered to build a military facility, but work was completed by 95%. Later, the Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly noted the lack of funds for the completion of the cruiser. According to the former head of the Nikolaev area Nikolay Romanchuk, the maintenance of the cruiser costs the country’s budget is almost $225 thousand per month.