Ukraine should deliver 49 Oplot tanks to Thailand under a contract worth $200 million signed in 2011. However, as agreed by both parties, the schedule for delivering the entire batch was pushed back to autumn of 2017, the press service of Ukrspetsexport state enterprise reports.
"This decision was made due to the hostilities in the east of Ukraine," the statement reads. It was also reported that next week at Malyshev plant the transfer of a new batch of Oplot tanks under the contract with Thailand will begin.
In November 2016, Ukraine provided Thailand with a fourth batch of Oplot tanks consisting of five vehicles. Thus far, Ukraine has sent Thailand 25 of 49 tanks.
In recent news, Ukraine will receive a new order for tanks from Pakistan worth $600 million.