The chairman of the Ukrainianparliament’s defense committee said that Kiev was prepared to sell itsstrategic bombers to Moscow at a low price, Kievskie vedomosti reportedMay 16. Vladimir Mulkin said that the TU-160s and TU-95Ms wouldotherwise have to be scrapped, and Ukraine would earn even less money.A year ago, Mulkin said, Moscow was willing to offer $4 billion for theplanes. Now, many in the Russian defense ministry say that they do notwant them. So a fire sale is in process because, in Mulkin’s words,”soon we may be told that nobody wants these aircraft.”
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