MOSCOW, 29 Sep â€” RIA Novosti. The head of the Duma Committee on defense Vladimir Shamanov called groundless the statements of the Ukrainian soldier about the “threat” of Russian submarines.
“I remind you of the previous story, went the joke about submarines in steppes of Ukraine. Therefore, perhaps, the General was reminded of this anecdote and decided to connect their patrons from overseas,” said the Shaman, RIA Novosti.
The MP noted that Ukraine has “no forces and means capable of simply navigate by sea”, leaving only “a miserable legacy of the 60-ies and 70-ies”.
So said the Shamans, “unprofessional and ridiculous” to say that Russia could use against Ukraine submarines.
“They themselves collapsed the drunkenness that thrives on the report of their own military Prosecutor, and based on the fact that the army gathered all the rabble of nationalists and other patriots. Therefore, they have different objectives: to Rob, to cash in,” he added.
“Invasion” on submarines
Lieutenant-General APU Igor Romanenko in an interview with “Apostrophe” stated that Russia has used against Ukraine’s armed forces, including submarines of the black sea fleet.
The warlord claims that any build-up of Russian forces “is used primarily against” Ukraine. In particular, in his opinion, the troops in the Crimea have already started to work out “the operation to seize important state objects”. His idea of a General not explained.
“Or make new diesel boats with cruise missiles â€“ is it a defensive weapon?” â€” said Romanenko.
Answering a question of journalist, not a possible Russian invasion in the Kherson area, the General said: “They are not ruling anything out. They work out of these options”. Why would Russia attack the Ukraine, the General said.
“The troops are prepared, checked and equipped, if necessary, can be used,” â€” said Ukrainian military.
Ukrainian military leaders often make strong statements about the submarine fleet. So, in April, captain first rank of naval forces of Ukraine Yevhen Lupakov expressed the view that if the country had “at least five submarines”, she managed to “destroy dust” the black sea fleet of Russia.
State Duma Deputy from the Crimean region Ruslan Balbec in response noted that the Ukrainian fleet is not even one of the crew of the submarine. He also pointed to the “ignorance” of Kiev against the anti-submarine warfare at sea.
“Judging by what the tactical genius of the naval Affairs act as experts for Ukrainian publications, one gets the impression that for an interview, recruit people according to the principle “the most fantastic version of”, â€” the Deputy told RIA Novosti.
At the moment on arms of naval forces of Ukraine there are 11 vehicles: rocket, artillery and patrol boats, a minesweeper, a frigate and amphibious ships.
In September the commander of the Navy of Ukraine Vice-Admiral Igor Voronchenko expressed concern that the Russian fleet in the Black sea was replenished with six new submarines of project 636 with cruise missiles “Caliber”. He suggested to build anti-submarine ships to protect the country from sea direction.
In the state Duma the statement of the Ukrainian commander called “sheer populism” and fleecing taxpayers. The Deputy from the Crimea Ruslan Balbec said that such a judgment is “indicative of a deep ignorance of the operational-tactical situation the command of the Ukrainian Navy”
The political scientist Ivan Mizuho on radio Sputnik expressed the opinion that the statement Voronchenko was addressed primarily to the United States.
“Ukraine has long been in front of the White house with an outstretched hand, constantly asks Washington different kinds of weapons. And Voronchenko, in fact, against the background of the Ukrainian President appeals to U.S. requests to negotiate something for his Department. So, I think these statements should be taken in this direction”, â€“ said the analyst.
Kiev regularly accuses Moscow of “aggression”, including involvement in armed conflict in the Donbass. Russia has repeatedly denied these accusations. The Russian side has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.