DMITRY TYMCHUK – On the Radical Rearmament of the Ukrainian Army

DMITRY TYMCHUK – On the Radical Rearmament of the Ukrainian Army

Voices of Ukraine

Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Dmitry Tymchuk-EnglishI didn’t quite get the meaning of yesterday’s announcement  by Acting Defense Minister, Colonel-General Mykhaylo Kovalev, that, as of today, a radical rearmament of the Ukrainian army is not expedient.

He noted that, “Ukraine is not a rich state, and therefore it is still early to talk of radical rearmament. For now, the characteristics of existing weapons are enough for the performance of the tasks before the army.”

Maybe we should face reality? Not to disclose our terrible military secrets (though in Russia they are well aware of them), but let us recall well-known facts. For example, where do we have tactical missiles? Or maybe, general Koval thinks that the tactical system “Tochka” of 40 years ago is enough? And what do we have by means of EW or radio intelligence equipment (although Ukraine produces it)? Wherever you spit there are questions on top of questions – and it’s…

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