Ukraine has responded to the proposal to transfer ships from the Crimea

MOSCOW, January 12 — RIA Novosti. The proposal of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the transfer of Kiev remaining in the Crimea of Ukrainian military equipment should be carefully examined, said the commander of naval forces of Ukraine Vice-Admiral Igor Voronchenko, the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

“This requires very careful study, so we didn’t stay a bargaining chip,” — said Voronchenko. In his opinion, with the proposal to transfer the equipment to Kiev may be hiding some “game” of the Kremlin.

The final decision on this matter will be taken “at the highest level of political leadership of the state”, said the commander of the Ukrainian Navy.

Voronchenko also claims that almost all equipment remained on the Peninsula, supposedly was repaired. According to him, eight warships are on the move there was only a large landing ship “Konstantin Olshansky”. In addition, the Corvette “Lutsk” was being repaired, “but was almost repaired,” said the commander of the Navy.
Ready to transfer

Earlier Vladimir Putin said that Russia was ready to offer Ukraine military ships and aircraft, remaining in the Crimea. “However, it is all in such poor condition, but it is not our business, it is in such almost was, over the years no one served, of course,” said Putin at a meeting with heads of Russian media and news agencies.

According to him, we are talking about dozens of ships and combat aircraft, which the Ukrainian military can take. Russia is ready to help transport them to Odessa, said Putin.
Russian-Ukrainian relations

Vladimir Putin called the situation in relations between Russia and Ukraine is crazy, he hopes for normalization in the future.

“Regarding our relations with Ukraine in General — is absolutely abnormal situation when, instead of a constructive development of relations between the two neighboring and brotherly countries, which are actually parts of one and the same people, a situation, which we are witnessing today,” Putin said.

He expressed the hope that after the decision of the question of Donbass, which will happen sooner or later, relations between Russia and Ukraine will normalize.

Again Crimea became a Russian region on the basis of a referendum held after a coup in Ukraine. For reunification with Russia voted 96,77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of Sevastopol citizens. After the reunification of the Crimea with Russia Moscow gave Kiev, according to the defense Ministry of Ukraine, 429 units of weapons and military equipment, including 13 ships, boats and vessels. In mid-April 2014 after the start of the conflict in the Donbas the transfer of the machinery stopped.