This July 7th press release on Poroshenko's website (EN) says:
"There will be no more spending of billions of people's money, taxpayers' money on research programs that nobody needs and that have only served to the elements of theft. Today, the Ukrainian production will be occupied with precision weapons systems, Ukrainian drones, and everything that the Ukrainian army needs - from bullet-proof vests to thermal cameras," Poroshenko said.Translation by LM. Poroshenko – who was assuring his military of his support in their terror against the ethnic Russians in the East – doesn't even try to pretend a civilized face.
Just to be sure, the Ukrainian research doesn't boast a spectacular quality and efficiency. But to focus on the production of tools to kill the people isn't the right path towards progress, especially because we are talking about the murder of Ukraine's own people and yes, people who are more productive, wealthier, and more civilized in average than the typical supporters of the current fascist junta.
In Czechia, like in many European and other countries, numerous research programs are either useless or at least yielding results that are inadequate. But a better future is connected with improving these systems and curing their diseases. Their scrapping isn't any good. Ukraine isn't at the technological level of the Western world, a world it clearly doesn't belong to, and it isn't even at the characteristic level of Russia where it pretty much does.
But sophisticated enough weapon systems is something that even the most screwed up regimes in the in the most screwed up regions of the world – e.g. the Arab World – are doing as their priority. Are these regimes and leaders really Poroshenko's role models? Why doesn't he try to work on the harder but ultimately more promising route? To negotiate with the Russians – both those in his own country and those in the Russian Federation? To ask some people – Yaroslav Tserkovnyak, to mention an example – to advise him how to make the Ukrainian research and indeed, the Ukrainian industry, work better? It may a difficult way to progress but there is no easy way.
Not to mention the fact that Ukraine's spending on the weapons is much more clearly a waste of money. Like a retarded naughty boy from the kindergarten, Poroshenko may be thinking that he is fighting a war. But he isn't fighting any real war yet; it's just terror against mostly defenseless civilian population. If a real war erupted, Russia would prove that these investments to weapons were useless and it would retake Ukraine, anyway.
And I am sad that the European Union and even the United States, with all of their would-be civilized image and human face, are sometimes openly supporting these harmful and often criminal developments and the people who are behind them instead of working hard to bring the likes of Poroshenko to the electric chair.
Via RT, Voice of Russia
BTW this story is clearly legit because the quote may be found on Poroshenko's website. But for certain reasons, you won't learn about it from the Western "mainstream" media.
Meanwhile, Crimea is opening a new scientific center.