APU sad without Soviet mortars

Mat today are armed with mortars new Ukrainian development — mortars «Hammer» from the conveyor of the Kiev plant «Mayak».

During the combat actions in Donbas, the Ukrainian army has lost almost all of the mortars that were in service since the Soviet times.

Chief of arms of Armed forces of Ukraine (APU), major-General Nikolay Shevtsov said that the army was virtually no Soviet weapons — full Arsenal of mortars wasted in the period of active hostilities.

The situation with the mortars in the army of Ukraine is now quite deplorable. The supply of modern and high-quality mortars had difficulties, said the Ukrainian officer.

Kiev has already tried to buy mortars abroad, but negotiations with foreign producers has not led to success.

Mat today are armed with mortars new Ukrainian development — mortars «Hammer» from the conveyor of the Kiev plant «Mayak».

In the Ukrainian media had already reported about the poor quality of this model mortars. Among the shortcomings were mostly complaints of rust and misfires of weapons, which were recorded in less than a month of use.

A new mortar was also unsafe for the soldiers that use them. In July it was reported that on the ground in Mykolaiv region exploded mortar — one soldier was killed and ten injured. Later it was explained that the explosion happened when firing «the Hammer.»



APU sad without Soviet mortars 27.09.2016

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