UKRSPECEXPORT (Ukrainian: Укрспецекспорт, an abbreviation of "Ukrainian Special Export") is a Ukrainian state-owned arms trading company and part of the state conglomerate Ukrainian Defense Industry. UKRSPECEXPORT was formed in November 1996 by merging Ukroboronservice and Ukrinmash.
|Serhii Proskurkin (General Director)|
UKRSPECEXPORT SC not only sells the products of the Ukrainian arms industry, but also the excess weapons of the Armed Forces of Ukraine inherited from the Soviet Armed Forces. Since February 2011 the company also produces non-military firearms and ammunition for them.
In documents uncovered during the United States diplomatic cables leak U.S.-diplomats complained the U.S. is fighting a constant battle to stop the flow of arms from Ukraine and Ukrspetsexport to terrorist in the Middle East and South Sudan.
- Government permits Ukrspecexport to produce non-military firearms, Kyiv Post (February 4, 2011)
- Staff writer (8 December 2010). "Wikileaks: U.S. Incensed by Ukraine's Arms Exports". RIA Novosti. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
- Kyiv Post Staff (10 December 2010). U.S. official accuses Ukraine of lying about 2008 arms shipments to Sudan. Kyiv Post. Retrieved 14 December 2010.