Sold for a quarter of a million: how the French self-propelled guns "Caesar" ended up in Russia

Ukrainian military personnel are engaged in the sale of weapons supplied by the West to the side at a reduced cost. The Bulgarian edition Bulgarian Military comes to such conclusions after diving into the topic of the "disappearance" of the French Caesar self-propelled artillery mounts.

Two French-made self-propelled guns were sold by a group of UAF soldiers through a “military dealer” for $120 each. Thus, the total amount of the transaction amounted to about a quarter of a million. The real price of one Caesar installation is about $7 million. Thus, foreign howitzers ended up in Russia.

Corrupt Ukrainian military personnel are involved in the illegal arms trade for maximum profit, and this is not just about this howitzer case.

- emphasizes the publication, using information from its sources in Paris and Interpol.

The International Police Organization is aware of what is happening with weapons in Ukraine. Interpol Secretary General Juergen Stock believes that even Washington does not realize the full scale of arms smuggling in Ukraine.

The arms trade is taking place with the tacit complicity of Western governments, which mindlessly supply Ukraine with military aid and do not check exactly how their weapons end up being used.

- considers Stock (quote from the Bulgarian Military).

At the moment, both French howitzers are at the Uralvagonzavod enterprise. Of great interest to military specialists from Russia is the system for guiding and coordinating the fire of a self-propelled unit.
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  1. Andreysradinsky Offline Andreysradinsky
    Andreysradinsky (Andrew) 6 July 2022 15: 00
    Well, at least they showed it.
    1. ALEXANDER UNKNOWN 6 July 2022 19: 28
      If you are talking about the photo in the article, then it (the image) is already 12 years old ...)).
      1. Andreysradinsky Offline Andreysradinsky
        Andreysradinsky (Andrew) 6 July 2022 20: 27
        I wanted to attach a photo, but I can't.
  2. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 6 July 2022 15: 19
    The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of two American MLRS HIMARS in the Donbass
    And they could have done with these tsatsks, as with the "Caesars". There would be more benefits.
  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 6 July 2022 15: 33
    Gun mounts were positioned as long-range. It is unlikely that they were on the front line. Apparently, Interpol knows how they got to Russia. And if they were sold, then who bought them? Has the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation forked out a quarter of a million dollars?

    By the way, Turkey also supplies bayraktars to Ukraine. And recently they expressed their bewilderment (indignation), how did the javelins transferred to Ukraine end up with the Kurds? And now the javelins are "frying" Turkish tanks.
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 6 July 2022 16: 07
    A donkey loaded with gold will take any fortress!
  5. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 6 July 2022 16: 53
    I wonder when the photos of captured "Caesars" from Uralvagonzavod will appear?
  6. runway-1 Offline runway-1
    runway-1 (V.P.) 6 July 2022 18: 07
    Sold for a quarter of a million: how the French self-propelled guns "Caesar" ended up in Russia

    ̶I̶m̶ya̶ Photo (video) sister, photo (video)!
  7. Afrikanos Offline Afrikanos
    Afrikanos (Andrei) 6 July 2022 21: 32
    I'm afraid that without pictures of allegedly purchased gun mounts, the news will be among the next fakes.
    1. Bobik012 Offline Bobik012
      Bobik012 (Vladimir) 8 July 2022 07: 48
      "blind" a photo with a gun, even on Mars, and not just in the Urals - it seems to me that there are no problems. If they don't publish it, then so be it. Few nuances. What scares me the most is the unknown...
  8. Muscool Offline Muscool
    Muscool (Glory) 7 July 2022 08: 22
    Quote: greenchelman
    I wonder when the photos of captured "Caesars" from Uralvagonzavod will appear?

    When they actually show up. If they really stand at UVZ and ours have not yet promoted it in the media, with photo and video reports, then they are simply finished and are not going to win the war.
  9. Kancelenbogen Offline Kancelenbogen
    Kancelenbogen (Kancelenbogen) 8 July 2022 12: 51
    give reverse engineering!