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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Weapons For Sale

o MOSCOW (MT) - A Ukrainian firm has tried to sell bomber planes, missiles, submarines and several other types of first-rate Russian weaponry on a Ukrainian commodity exchange, Interfax reported Thursday.

The firm, which was not named, offered Mig-27K heavy bombers for $16 million apiece, Strela-10-M missiles for $30, 000 each and even two KILO diesel submarines for $130, 000 and $150, 000 at the Ukrainian-Siberian Commodity Exchange. The firm also offered various planes and helicopters for production.

Prime Minister Leonid Kuchma was surprised to learn of the offerings. He said that there had been no agreements on selling weapons through exchanges.

"It is hard to believe in the sale of such a quantity of weapons, and my assistants will be instructed to investigate the case", Kuchma said.