USA approves sale of Mark VI patrol boats to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the Foreign Minister, six boats will be transferred to Ukraine as part of the aid
21:11, 18 July 2020
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The USA approved the sale of up to 16 Mark VI patrol boats to Ukraine, as well as related equipment. This was announced on Twitter by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

"Mark VI is a modern, fast and maneuverable ships designed to patrol coastal areas," he said.

According to him, 6 boats will be transferred to Ukraine under relevant programs within the framework of assistance in the field of security. Ukraine can purchase 10 more boats at will.

Kuleba stressed that this decision by the United States "will increase the capabilities of the Ukrainian Navy, will help withstand existing and potential threats in the Black and Azov Seas."

"This support, together with the reform of the security and defense sector and the defense industry, will help Ukraine develop modern, operatively NATO-compatible Armed Forces capable of effectively resisting Russian aggression," the Foreign Minister said.

Earlier the commander of the Navy Olexiy Neizhpapa said that this year the Ukrainian fleet will be replenished with 16 boats of the Mark VI type. Some of these boats will be sent to the Sea of ​​Azov.

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