Sanctions fell: Yuzhmash bought tens of millions of Russian aluminum

Aggressive rhetoric of the Ukrainian authorities and the imposition of sanctions against Russia do not prevent Kiev, if necessary, from pretending that nothing is happening, and signing contracts with Russian enterprises.

According to portal, the Prozorro public procurement website reported that an agreement was signed on January 15 between the Makarov Ukrainian Southern Machine-Building Plant and Alfa-Metal Russian Industrial Support LLC on the supply of aluminum.

We are talking about the purchase by Ukrainians of 88,7 tons of rolled aluminum in the amount of 109,5 million rubles.

The report notes that over the past two years, this is the fourth contract between enterprises relating to the procurement of aluminum.

According to the expert community, the metal is intended for the manufacture of the main structure of the first stage of the American disposable Antares launch vehicle.

Given the regularity of Antares launches, which are used for Signus unmanned cargo spacecraft under NASA's private-carrier cargo delivery programs to the International Space Station (ISS), this version is not in doubt.

It should be noted that for the Ukrainian enterprise, which fell into decay after 2014, each contract with the Americans is a chance for survival.

And in order to fulfill this order, we need Russian aluminum. So it turns out that when declaring a war with Russia, Ukrainians have to bow to it.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 28 January 2020 14: 08
    Antares rocket, the first stage in essence "Dnepr", a conversion version of the SS-20 ICBM (Satan), the RD-181 engine. Here is such an American-style import substitution, a Russian engine, tanks and related equipment from Ukraine. Apparently, Musk and Boeing are good, but the old horse will not spoil the furrow.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 28 January 2020 14: 10
    Here it is not necessary to LIE. This is no longer Russian aluminum. Deripaska sold everything to the Americans!
  3. Breard Offline Breard
    Breard (Serg) 28 January 2020 16: 45
    The guarantor - the former KGB, now the guarantor of the constitution, the president of Russia ... has decided everything! There is NO more in the nature of Russian aluminum ... hmm, there are only American aluminum plants, still on Russian territory.
    1. Cetron Offline Cetron
      Cetron (Peteris) 28 January 2020 23: 55
      Forgot to add: "temporarily Russian".
  4. Panting Offline Panting
    Panting (Vyacheslav) 29 January 2020 08: 30
    Please tell me, does the photo really show aluminum rental, as indicated in the article, or something else?
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 30 January 2020 12: 52
      Please tell me, does the photo really show aluminum rental, as indicated in the article, or something else?

      You are right, the photo is not rental, it is bullion. In childhood, we dragged such people from the factory, looked for magnesium, if we came across aluminum we simply threw it away. laughing The rental looks something like this:

    2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 30 January 2020 13: 28
      It’s just - al.