” Ukrspecexport ” does not comment on media reports on the return to Ukraine of the third batch of BTR- 4 , sent to Iraq at the beginning of the past year

06/01/2014 Interfax-Ukraine
The state-owned ” Ukrspecexport ” neither confirms nor denies the media reports that third batch of new Ukrainian BTR-4 of 40 machines shipped to Iraq in February on the basis of test by the Iraqi employer returned to Ukraine.

However, the agency’s source in the defense sector , commenting on this information , said: “The reliability of the information can be determined within a week .”

According to him, “if the technique actually arrive in Ukraine , in accordance with the operational documentation for the contract , it will be provided with the necessary maintenance .”

On Friday, a number of Ukrainian media quoted the representative owner of the vessel , which was to deliver to Iraqi customer another batch of BTR-4, consisting of 40 machine, reported that the ship which was carrying military equipment is returned to Ukraine after a few months of downtime in the Gulf because of the unwillingness of the customer take technique because of alleged detected cracks in armour of BTR .

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