Corvette began to build, but expect money from the people

Ukrainian Defense Minister Mikhail Yezhel urged Ukrainians to emerge construction Ukrainian corvette and assured that he had already done it in your own personal contribution. Experts note the acute shortage of funding Ukrainian project "Corvette", they do not believe in the effectiveness of public collection of funds for its implementation. Veterans also Ukrainian Navy, which was initiated fundraising, believe that popular support for shipbuilding in Ukraine has enormous potential.

We are talking about the Ukrainian project to build a series of patrol ships of class "corvette", which was shut down last year due to lack of funds in the budget of Ukraine. But on the days of President Viktor Yanukovych took part in the laying of the first housing Nicholas Ukrainian corvette on the Black Sea Shipbuilding Plant.

Details for the first section of the Corvette at the company began to establish in March of this year. Previously were only design work. First ship plan to finish in 2016. To this end, the Concept of state motivated defense utilities that need more than 800 million dollars — this year.

The President instructed the Minister Fyodor Yaroshenko money to find the ability to finance the project, hinting that another can not fire him.

"Fund revival of the Ukrainian Navy," which accumulates more funds for the construction of corvettes, founded the veterans of the Ukrainian Navy. Fundraising has just begun, and the amount in the account fund unimportant, but then he could finance a significant share of construction, says one of the founders of the fund, Ukrainian Navy veteran Miroslav Mamchak.

"In order to build the first Corvette without a country, and it is expensive — each Ukrainian shall return the $ 10 — and a corvette will be released in the sea. For this to be true work is organized, created a system of public control over resources, and information about the project brought to each inhabitant, "- he says.

Fundraising for the Corvette — it izymatelstvo to Ukrainians — expert

The resumption of work on the creation of Ukrainian warship is a positive sign, but at the moment there is no effective system of financing the project or from the country, or from the public fund the revival of the fleet, says the manager of the association "Ukrainian defense technologies" Vladimir Greek.

"In reality, the government has not prepared any measures in order to project began to develop this year. Ministry of Finance to significantly increase funding, as this year's funds to the corvette laid down in the special fund budget, from which Ukrainian industry is almost never gets them ", — says Vladimir Greek.

"With regard to the collection of contributions for the construction, it is a fiction. This idea is an insult to the Ukrainians, taking into account their low wages, "- he said.

Expert at the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Dmitry Bogdanov notes that after the celebrations with laying the hull of the first ship financing of the project did not undergo configurations. In his opinion, Ukraine should anticipate construction costs separate line in the general fund budget. In the case of the operational flow of funds Nikolaev shipbuilders are able to build corvette even in three years, while in this case it will decrease costs, he said.

Under the project "Corvette" is planned to build 10 ships total price of more than 2 billion dollars. As stated in the Defense Ministry, Ukraine refused to equip warships Russian weapons, because they will be applied to the equipment of leading European manufacturers.

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