Rosoboronexport calls illegal Ukrainian transfer of Zubr technical data to China.
Rosoboronexport has called illegal the Ukrainian selling of technical documentation of the Zubr air-cushion landing ship to China, head ...
Rosoboronexport has called illegal the Ukrainian selling of technical documentation of the Zubr air-cushion landing ship to China, head of the Rosoboronexport delegation to the St. Petersburg International Naval Show Oleg Azizov told reporters on Friday.
Zubr is a product of the Almaz Central Naval Design Bureau.
Rosoboronexport and China had been negotiating the selling of Zubr ships for a long time but failed to reach an agreement, he said. Meanwhile, Ukraine and China concluded a deal, which transferred Zubr technical documentation to Beijing in violation of intellectual property rights.
“We informed the federal authorities about the illegal actions of the Ukrainian side, which had breached an intergovernmental agreement. The Russian government rather than Rosoboronexport would handle the matter,” Azizov said.
Four Zubr ships will be built under the Ukrainian contract, which has the value of $315 million. The Feodosiya More shipyard will build two ships, and the other two will be built in China with the assistance of Ukrainian specialists.