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Denmark considers selling Ukraine three ships

The overall estimated sum of the three minesweepers makes 12 million Euros
09:26, 14 September 2018

Ukraine's Defense Ministry

The Danish government plans to sell Ukraine three minesweepers. The press office of Ukraine's defense ministry reported this on Friday morning.

'Most likely, the report mentions a kind of minesweepers, based on the modernized project of Standard Flex 300 vessels, the Standard Flex 300 MCM. Fourteen ships of this particular kind were produced - Havkatten (P552), Laxen (P553), Makrelen (P554) and Støren(P555), and they all were decommissioned from the Danish Royal Navy in 2010-2012', the message says.

The ships were built in the 1980s-1990s; they were supposed to replace the obsolete boats in the Danish Navy.

Earlier, Lithuania and Portugal purchased similar vessels from Denmark.

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