This import deal damages Ukraine’s already ailing shipbuilding industry,

complained Anatoly Kinakh, the President of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. “The first ship will be manufactured there (with the participation of Ukrainian specialists),” he wrote. “The next ones will be delivered to Ukraine almost ready-made, with additional equipment at our shipyards.” All-Ukrainian production, he said “would allow attracting more than 10,000 workers in various branches of the defense industry complex for 8-9 years.”