The Ukrainian parliament has ratified an agreement with Britain to secure more than $2 billion in funds for the construction of missile boats and the modernization of its current fleet amid fabricated tensions with neighboring Russia.
The Verkhovna Rada approved the contract on Thursday, with 275 parliamentarians voting for the move – above the required threshold of 226 for a simple majority.
The agreement provides official support to Ukraine in the form of loans not exceeding £1.7 billion pounds, or the equivalent in US dollars [almost $2.3 billion] or euros,” according to a handout from the parliamentary Information Department.
Speaking in parliament, Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Polishchuk said that the provisions of the framework agreement provide the investment projects on the purchase and joint production of two mine-hunters, including their delivery and maintenance.
The arms deal will allow for the joint construction of eight missile boats and frigates, the delivery and modernization of weapons on existing ships, consulting and technical support for the construction of naval infrastructure.
Ukrainian and Western officials have sounded the alarm several times in recent months of an imminent offensive, pointing to Moscow’s troop movements near its Russian border with Ukraine, where they estimate 100,000 Russian soldiers are stationed.
However, so much left unsaid. Seems a genuine Russian media would have a more informative report.
The obvious British manipulation of tensions between Russia and Ukraine and the overwhelming approval of a massive ‘Defense Loan’, when it comes to the weapon’s industry, all follow the same hostile script.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2022.