Is involved in the violation of official Kiev UN embargo on arms separatists from southern Sudan? Recently, local media reported, T-72 tanks were seen in southern Sudan. No formal evidence of illegal shipments of military equipment to South Sudan not.
Background of the scandal appeared in the last year, when the infamous ship "Faina" captured Somali pirates. Then in some Western media have appeared on the assumption that Kenya was only a transit point, but in fact the buyer of the T-72 tanks and other heavy weapons that were on board the Faina "are separatists from southern Sudan.
Official Kiev categorically denied these accusations, but Kenyan authorities have confirmed that the weapons were for the Kenyan military, even before Kenya does not use weapons of Soviet design. By the way, all the weapons that were on board the Faina "was produced back in the Soviet Union.
To prove the validity of allegations of illegal arms sales are not managed, so the scandal has calmed down by itself. If approved, the T-72 in southern Sudan will be an occasion for the resumption of the investigation, as similar legal supply of heavy weapons in the region has not been, and tanks appeared shortly after the transfer of weapons of Kenya, which borders southern Sudan. The only similar version is that this is the very tanks that carried "Faina" - others just get nowhere.
Official Kiev has nothing appearance of tanks in southern Sudan. Formally, it is nothing to do with it. The arms sold to Kenya, which it received. The fate of these weapons affects primarily the authorities in Kenya.
No formal evidence that Kiev knew who actually was a military cargo, no. But in any case, the scandal has hurt the reputation of the official Kyiv, which is already more than once in the past been involved in similar scandals.
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