The FSMTC called illegal the repair by the Czech Republic and Bulgaria of Soviet helicopters for the Ukrainian armed forces
The modernization and repair of Russian and Soviet helicopters for transfer to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) is a flagrant violation of the international obligations of the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. On March 30, they were accused of this by the Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service (FSVTS), writing TASS.
As reported in the service, according to data published in the media, the Bulgarian state-owned companies Avionams and Terem-Letets, as well as the Czech Lom Praha, continue to carry out illegal activities to repair and modernize Russian and Soviet military helicopters. production.
The activity of Bulgaria and the Czech Republic is a clear violation of international obligations and also undermines the global export control system, the FSMTC stressed. The service also noted that Russia is not responsible for the safe operation of helicopters maintained by these companies without the participation of Russian manufacturers and developers.
On July 11 last year, military expert Vladislav Shurygin said that Ukraine received a large number of combat aircraft were inherited from the Soviet Union, but many of them have not been operational in recent years. According to him, Kyiv collects parts for aviation from the countries of the former Warsaw Pact.
Shurygin named how Ukrainian aviation remains functional. Part of the aircraft was transported to aircraft repair factories in Poland, Bulgaria and Romania. They were looking for spare parts in countries where Soviet equipment was in service.
Last July, Russia suspended certificates issued to Czech and Bulgarian companies. Companies were deprived of the right to carry out work related to the maintenance of Russian helicopters.