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Russian Official Reveals How Maidan Stimulated Russian Engine Manufacturing

Russian Official Reveals How Maidan Stimulated Russian Engine Manufacturing

Russian Official Reveals How Maidan Stimulated Russian Engine Manufacturing
February 08
14:05 2017

The 2014 mass protests in Kiev led to Russia mastering the traditionally Ukrainian engine manufacturing tasks, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday during a tour of NPO Saturn, a Russian aircraft engine manufacturer.

According to Rogozin, Ukraine was responsible for building ship engines in the Soviet times and in 2014 Moscow was still hoping to work with Kiev on constructing engines for warships. 

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“What [those who organized Maidan uprising] achieved is that the assembly of all the stock items that, starting from the Soviet period, used to be manufactured in Ukraine has been developed promptly and almost in its entirety here in Rybinsk, at Saturn,” Rogozin said.

Rogozin said that in 2018 Russian fleet would receive the type of engine that it used to buy from Ukraine.

Mass protests erupted in Ukraine after the country’s former President Viktor Yanukovych refused to sign an association agreement with the European Union. The government of Yanukovych was toppled after months of protests on Kiev’s landmark Maidan square in February 2014.

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