posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:45 AM
Seems that the talking has again resumed recently,with this being discussed at the meetings during Putins recent 2 day visit to Kiev.
It would seem,that this is one of several carrots dangled by Moscow,as it accelerates its proposals with a series of controversial offers.
Here is a rundown of events from the last 12 months.
In May 2010,at a meeting between Medvedev and Yanukovych,Russia agreed to complete work on the Ukrainia with an estimsted cost of $30 million.
A month later,Russia indicated that they were deciding whether to buy the unfinished cruiser and complete it.
Russia maintained that the vessel was only 50% finished,and would require a spend of 15billion Roubles to complete,and a further 35 billion to
In January 2011,Russia reportedly said they had no intention of purchasing the unfinished project,and said in any event the vessel could not be used
in the Russian navy whilst bearing its current name-“ Ukrania”
Ukraine announced that the vessel was costing the government $1,00,0000 per year to keep it.
Following a recent meeting with Putin,deputy pm Azorov,has concluded that Ukraine wants to see the vessel completed-and goes on to say it is 95%
There are other reports that Russia are only interested in any deal if the ship is given free.
More here-including a photo.