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Russia, Ukraine send not enough funds for creation of An-70, says Motor Sich head

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July 31, 2010, 4:34 p.m. | Business — by Interfax-Ukraine
The creation of the new Russian-Ukrainian medium-class transport warplane Antonov An-70 is financed less by Russia and Ukraine as it had been expected, board chairman of OJSC Motor Sich, Vyacheslav Bohuslaev said. "The An-70 program is financed by the Russian Defense Ministry and Ukrainian budget. We receive orders, but the financing is small, it's not as we expected," he told the press at a press conference in Zaporizhia.

He added that next year the situation with the financing would improve.

"Today a large military delegation is arriving to Kyiv from Russia. Organization measures and financial flowing are coming. Of course, An-70 would be added to armory of the Russian and Ukrainian defense ministries," Bohuslaev said.

He found it difficult to say when the first An-70 would be supplied.
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Anonymous July 31, 2010, 7:44 p.m.    

if an ukraine made a joint venture with european airbus industries or the american boeing,was no difficulties to find funds and with your low salary becaming a buildind and repair center for east europe of airbus or boing,but seems to be that you don't won't to follow worldwide market strategies,you decided for the old patner and now we shall see when the first an-70 should be supplied and how many you are going to build.........?make a market investigation and you can see how many boeing and airbus are builded every years and jointing one of these companies,you can see how many aircraft you got to build in ukraine creating a lot of new job and a very good future on you aircraft industry...........

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Anonymous July 31, 2010, 11:54 p.m.    

Ukrainians are my slaves and must build my military for free because my people are all incompetent and my red army needs to invade Ukraine. Just ask my KGB friend Kirill and he will agree with me and Ukrainians must obey the Pope of Moscow! Obey! Obey! Obey! Obey!

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