30 Pakistani Al-Khalid Tanks Broke Down Because Of Faulty Ukrainian-Supplied Machine Oil

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30 Pakistani Al-Khalid Tanks Broke Down Because Of Faulty Ukrainian-Supplied Machine Oil

Al-Khalid tank

30 transmission units of Pakistani Al-Khalid tanks broke down due to faulty Ukrainian machine oil. Pakistani tanks were using the “Azmol Garant” machine oil. However, official manufacturer of the “Azmol Garant” did not supply its oil to Pakistan.

The Ukrainian state owned company “Ukrspetzeksport”, holding the exclusive rights to export Ukrainian military product, bought the oil from a different unlicensed vendor. The counterfeit oil was bought for $6 thousand per ton, while the oil from the licensed manufacturer goes for half the price, $3 thousand.

This isn’t the first recent case of tank failure related to corruption in the ranks of Ukrainian military. In September, 35 Ukrainian T-64 tanks broke down on a test range near Melitopol. After working for a few hours, the tanks started losing power, with their engines repeatedly cutting out. At first 21 tanks failed, with 14 more failing in a few days. According to the command, the tanks were equipped with brand new engines, with no more than 3-4 hours of working time. The failures were reasoned out to be because of the faulty fuel.

Ukrainian journalist Taras Zhovtenko investigated the incident. According to him, a special committee, created to investigate the tanks, received three engines of the failed T-64s. The committee reported that the engines were anything but new, with metal corroded, a lot of dust residue and other evidence of long use. The oil waste from the engines contained dirt, metal, and traces of fuel. This couldn’t have happened to a brand new engine.

The real age of the engines was not announced. The committee declared that tanks engines failed due to poor storage conditions and improper depreservation.

According to Zhovtenko, Major General Yuri Melnik, who ordered the committee to stop investigating the faulty engines after two out of three had been inspected, was incriminated for using old and faulty tank engines under the guise of brand new ones back in July of this year. In 2015, Melnik and his accomplices intentionally bought faulty and old T-72 engines for the price of new ones. His machinations landed him a nifty profit of more than $1 million.

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  • AMHants

    Why do nations trust Ukraine? China is still waiting for $3 billion worth of grain.

  • alejoeisabel

    The Ukraine is a US/Israel mafia state. Is anyone really surprised?

  • SnowCatzor

    Ukraine has become a sad joke post-2014, and I don’t say that with any kind of glee. I wish Ukraine could go back to cooperating with Russia, so it wouldn’t have to be such a incompetent basket-case.

    • hhabana

      I agree. It would be best for the region. I know someone who fled Ukraine. Interesting, he said the Jews destroyed the country. I would correct it to Zionists, and American government foreign policy to control the money flow of the world.

  • FlorianGeyer

    “The counterfeit oil was bought for $6 thousand per ton, while the oil from the licensed manufacturer goes for half the price, $3 thousand.”

    This statement makes no sense :) It must be a typo .

    • Greg

      Nope that’s just called corruption.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      2000 went in pocket of pakistani officer(S)

      ukraine, russia the same corrupt system. in BELARUS, no!

      that officer is better for that country

    • as

      Yes look like a typo or a joke.
      How come the actual licensed original items cost half the price than the price it paid to undisclosed third party ?

      • JJ Joseph

        The difference ($3,000) goes to those in on the deal.

  • Superfly

    hahaha, Ukraine lol

  • Brad Isherwood
  • Expo Marker

    That’s a lot of tanks out of commission. Why would anyone trust Ukraine with repairs after many similar stories?

  • Gary Sellars

    Nazi tanks are supposed to break down…. serves the pakis right for buying Ukropi armour….

  • Gary Sellars

    Ukropistan is a perfect example of what the West and the Oligarch Jews had in store for Russia after 1991.

  • Mikronos

    Zombie Junkyard. They drive among us – for a while. Corrupt oil you say? Time for some “lustration” (putting a spit shine on a turd)