WASHINGTON — The American information media CBS Information printed an article analyzing arms provides in Ukraine. As CBS writes, the provision of Western weapons to Ukraine is “the most important figuring out issue.” It’s a well-known incontrovertible fact that a big a part of the arms provide passes by means of Poland, and on the border with Ukraine, the arms are supplied to the Ukrainian troopers.

Britain supplies Ukraine FV103 APCs with hand-welded sidebars
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Nonetheless, CBS Information [not only them, but BulgarianMilitary.com has also repeatedly warned about this] that corruption in Ukraine impacts arms provides. CBS Information quoted Jonas Ohman as saying. He’s the founding father of a Lithuanian group accountable for the logistics of non-lethal navy support to Ukraine. Ohman says solely 30-40% of shipments crossing the border attain their closing vacation spot. He made this assertion again in April. As we speak, Ohman claims that the state of affairs has essentially modified.

Just a little-known reality is that on the finish of August, the US despatched an individual to attempt to monitor what was taking place with the provides to Ukraine. This motion confirms fears that the European nation has a critical corruption drawback. That man is US Protection Attache Brigadier Common Garrick M. Harmon. Its duty is: to hold out management and monitoring of armaments in Ukraine.

Controlling and monitoring weapons delivered to Ukraine is tough, CBS Information writes. The principle cause for that is the quickly altering setting and altering entrance traces. However not least is one other drawback: the mixture of Ukraine’s ever-shifting entrance traces with its giant volunteer and paramilitary forces.

BulgarianMilitary.com wrote that Ukraine additionally realizes and already admits that there’s a significant issue with the delivered weapons. The Financial Safety Bureau of Ukraine registered repeated gross sales of humanitarian support coming from Western nations, in addition to arms. This was introduced by the director of the division, Vadim Melnik, on the air of the TV channel “Ukraine 24” on July 5.

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“Even navy items are offered for money. We’ve such information,” Melnik mentioned. In line with him, the bureau is investigating instances associated to the sale of humanitarian support obtained from international companions.

So far as the sale of navy merchandise and weapons is anxious, the division has already registered round ten such felony instances. Melnyk burdened that that is an incomplete variety of comparable crimes, as different Ukrainian regulation enforcement companies register comparable violations.

In latest weeks, increasingly more alerts have come by means of unofficial channels concerning the sale of Ukrainian weapons. BulgarianMilitary.com was one of many first websites to tell the world concerning the potential unlawful commerce in Western-donated weapons, items, and humanitarian support.

In Washington, they even admitted that the company accountable for the sale and provide of American weapons overseas [DSCA] couldn’t management the stockpiled provides, their serial numbers, and their distribution among the many Ukrainian armed forces due to the warfare. Right now, the US can not ship cell groups to examine availability, however DSCA is prepared to open an workplace within the territory of Ukraine. DSCA says that the knowledge they’ve about how the donated US weapons are used is primarily based solely on assurances from Kyiv.

BulgarianMilitary.com recollects:

FGM-148 Javelin is sold for $30K in the darknet with location Kyiv
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  • The Russian armed forces used American Stinger missiles to shoot down Ukrainian helicopters that attempted to evacuate Ukrainian troopers in the course of the siege of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.
  • The net portal Donbas Insider claims, citing its navy sources from France, that two Caesar self-propelled howitzers have been offered to the Russian armed forces for $124,000 every. French MP and lawyer Régis de Castelnau wrote on his official Twitter account: “One other success of Macron: 2 French Caesar weapons have been intercepted intact by the Russians. They’re at present within the Uralvagonzavod manufacturing facility within the Urals for examine and doable reverse engineering. Thanks Macron, we’re paying”. A number of days later, on June twenty third, the Russian firm [Uralvagonzavod] responded to the French lawyer, by means of its official Telegram profile and citing Régis de Castelnau’s tweet, writing: “Hiya, Mr. Regis. Please convey our due to President Macron for the donation of the self-propelled weapons. This materials is after all not tip-top… not like our MSTA-S! However however, will probably be helpful. Ship extra – we’ll take them down.”
Ukraine has sold two French-donated 155mm Caesar howitzers to Russia
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France’s Common Workers has denied stories of a French Caesar self-propelled howitzer being captured [or sold] by Russian forces in Ukraine. “This data is fake,” mentioned the Common Workers of France. “We categorically deny it. We’ve mentioned this with our Ukrainian companions.” In line with the Armed Forces of Ukraine, no proof was supplied to help the declare.

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