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Russia to give Ukraine out-of-use military vehicles from Crimea back, - Putin
21:13, 11 January 2018
Russia to give Ukraine out-of-use military vehicles from Crimea back, - Putin

There is a lot of Ukrainian ammunition there, too, but it cannot be transported and needs to be destroyed right away, Russian leader says

21:13, 11 January 2018

kremlin.ru

Russia is ready to return to Ukraine the old military vehicles based in Crimea. Russian president Vladimir Putin said that at a press conference with Russian media.    

‘We’re ready to carry on with this process: we’re ready to give Ukraine back the combat vessels, aviation, and armored vehicles from Crimea. These vehicles – dozens of ships and combat aircraft – are in terrible conditions. There is also a lot of ammunition; but, according to our military experts, it cannot be transported – it should be destroyed at once. We’re ready to invite Ukrainian experts so that they can utilize this ammunition’, he said.

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In 2014, Russia said it would pass Ukraine 350 firearms and military vehicles within the asset inventory in Crimea. It appeared to be basically Soviet vehicles of the 1970s; the Russian government said it could not be used in the regular Russian army.

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