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U.S. to pass Ukraine another two Island boats, - Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Four-star general Curtis Scaparrotti states it is possible thanks to the inflow in the funding approved by the Congress
19:53, 14 March 2019

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The U.S. military could pass Ukraine another two Island-class patrol boats, in addition to these two that it handed over in September 2018. Ukrainian Military Portal reported that on Thursday, quoting Curtis Scaparrotti, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe. 

Currently, two boats of this particular kind are on maintenance in the U.S. now; the Ukrainian crews will soon arrive for training.

'We worked and we'll carry on working with their (Ukrainian, - 112 International) Navy. We're in good relations with them. Currently, there's an increase in the funding, which we requested from the Congress to pass Kyiv naval means, first of all, the two ships, the Island-class patrol boats, to start replenishing their Navy. There are other means as well', Scaparrotti said. 

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Sources in the Ukrainian army confirmed such prospects, the outlet wrote.

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.

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