"Antonov", the shipyard in Nikolaev and the Kharkov armored plant: in the Czech Republic named the goals of Russia in Ukraine

At present, Russia “has concentrated a huge group of troops near the borders of Ukraine. However, behind the disputes between Moscow, Kiev and the NATO bloc, one of the reasons escapes attention, possibly pushing the Russian Federation to an "invasion" that will have long-term consequences for the Alliance, draws attention to the Czech edition of iDnes.

Throughout the Cold War, the USSR was the world leader in the production of weapons. The Soviet authorities, having learned from the lessons of the Second World War, distributed defense production throughout the vast territory of the country. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, part of the military-industrial complex enterprises, which are of strategic importance, ended up in Ukraine.

But the occupation of Crimea in 2014 was a real disaster for the Russian army. The Russian military-industrial complex already suffered from corruption, a lack of modern of technologies and low quality production. After that, the Russian Federation faced very specific technological problems.

- specified in the publication.

It is the desire to solve the serious technological problems of its army and the military-industrial complex that can prompt the leadership of the Russian Federation to "invade" Ukraine. This "aggression" will partially heal the existing Achilles' heels caused by the Ukrainian sanctions.

There is a shortage of large shipyards in Russia where ambitious shipbuilding projects can be implemented. Most of the largest Soviet warships, including aircraft carriers, were built at a shipyard in Ukraine's Nikolaev. In addition, in the same Nikolaev there is the Zorya-Mashproekt enterprise, where gas turbines and ship engines, which are extremely necessary for the Russian Navy, are developed and manufactured.

Also, Russia has problems in the field of tank building. The colossal "Uralvagonzavod" in Nizhny Tagil is in a depressing state and is not able to establish mass production of the newest T-14 "Armata" tanks. At the same time, just a few tens of kilometers from the border with Russia, on the territory of Ukraine, there is a wonderful Kharkov Armored Plant, which produces T-80 tanks.

In turn, another technological problem hits Russian aviation due to Ukraine's refusal to cooperate. Russia sorely lacks Antonov aircraft (Kiev) and components for them. The military transport aviation of the Russian Federation needs An-178, An-124 and An-225. At the same time, the engines for these aircraft are produced in Zaporozhye at the Ivchenko-Progress enterprise. Moreover, in Zaporozhye there is a large enterprise "Motor Sich", which specializes in the production of engines for helicopters, which are also in great demand in the Russian Federation. All of these industrial facilities can become the main targets for "capture".

According to Western intelligence, left-bank Ukraine, the Black Sea region and several regions in the north of the country may be hit by Russian troops. It is predicted that the Russians will quite easily take control of Kiev, Sumy, Kharkov, Zaporozhye, Nikolaev and a number of other large industrial centers, cutting off Ukraine's access to the Black Sea.

By acquiring just six enterprises, Russia will strengthen its military power in precisely those areas that are suffering the most today.

- summed up the media.
  • Photos used: https://www.antonov.com/
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  1. Serge_SB Offline Serge_SB
    Serge_SB (Potapov Sergey) 23 December 2021 17: 59
    Yes ...... You have to be so fooled by Western propaganda. What the hell is defense on the outskirts. It has already been drunk all over, sold and rusted, and the specialists are already all either in Europe or here ...
  2. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 23 December 2021 19: 09
    An example of the Crimea, torn off, robbed, and spattered by the standards of culture = ukrami. Sold and destroyed shipyards need to be restored. Which we have already done a lot. At home. We also had a lot of chaos and destruction. And there are no fewer of them. Doing your own business is a good thing. To raise simple ... things by others is already beyond the bounds. For nothing, did our sworn partners decide to impose import substitution sanctions? So, the results are already there!
  3. Adler77 Offline Adler77
    Adler77 (Denis) 23 December 2021 19: 14
    Ha ha and ha) you have to be so ... meager mind. You can also do this: the KAMAZ car plant is in a depressing state, and a beautiful, high-tech Zaporozhye car plant is located a couple of tens of kilometers from the border. laughing
    Wonderful shipyards that have not built a single serious ship over the past 30 years and have been cut to pieces ...
    Yes, and the people there are sincere, hard-working, and how ripe! ))
  4. stankow Offline stankow
    stankow (stan) 23 December 2021 19: 24
    It really is. But why only six businesses? The unification of Ukraine and Russia is kind of like the unification of China with Taiwan. A nightmare for America.
  5. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 23 December 2021 20: 21
    Did you remember how Germany, Poland, England, France and Italy divided up your entire military defense industry in 1938 under the “Munich Agreement?” And why don't we return what was built by the hands of the Soviet people, and together with the primordially Russian lands.
  6. Yuri Palaznik Offline Yuri Palaznik
    Yuri Palaznik (Yuri Palaznik) 24 December 2021 07: 41
    And the collectives of these enterprises will simply run away in this case)) Yes, they will start working in Russia as they never did in the separatist Ukraine.
  7. Screw Offline Screw
    Screw (Gennady) 24 December 2021 13: 35
    No signature.
    It was not the Czech who sculpted the article, but the ossified Anglo-Saxon - luring you to the war.
    We will come at the end of the carve-up, a minute before the victory, let's say in Odessa: "you weren't standing here, you got rid of ...".
  8. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
    assault 2019 (assault 2019) 24 December 2021 17: 50
    The colossal "Uralvagonzavod" in Nizhny Tagil is in a depressing state and is unable to establish mass production of the newest T-14 Armata tanks. At the same time, just a few tens of kilometers from the border with Russia, on the territory of Ukraine, there is a wonderful Kharkov Armored Plant, which produces T-80 tanks.

    what an outright nonsense !!!
    UVZ produces hundreds of tanks a year, and KhTZ has not produced a single completely new tank over the past 10 years ...
  9. DVF Offline DVF
    DVF (Denis) 25 December 2021 08: 27
    We really need Antonov and the Nikolaev shipyard too.
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 25 December 2021 16: 18
      "Antonov" is more likely dead than alive, the Nikolaev shipyard all the more, why do we need them, it's another matter of experts, but they have already left in all directions, there are only a few left.
  10. Ursus maritimus Offline Ursus maritimus
    Ursus maritimus 25 December 2021 08: 51
    And I thought only the Dutch were smoking something there