‘They must be in Ukraine in July. The crews are getting prepared, we agreed on the procedure for complete equipping these ships and the procedure for joint training at the base in Baltimore,’ Voronchenko noted.
He also added that the last measures necessary to ensure the boats arrive in Ukraine quickly have been adjusted.
As we reported, on September 28, the U.S. passed Ukraine two Island-class patrol boats; during the ceremony at the Baltimore base of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Both patrol boats were built 40 years ago, they are able to go to sea in any weather and perform set tasks in any situation, and to conduct fire.
The Ukrainian minister told Volker that as of December 18, most of the necessary measures were taken as foreseen by the martial law. Poltorak also thanked the U.S. for the 'solid stance' in terms of support of Ukraine.
Volker stressed that the Russian aggression in Ukraine was unacceptable, as the Twitter of the U.S. Embassy quoted him.