“As for our naval fleet, we have three stages at the moment. The construction of a large fleet will last until 2035. The first stage we will see in reality, it will definitely be done by 2024. The second stage is to be completed until 2030, the third - until 2035,” Zelensky explains.
President noted that infrastructure is being created in Ukraine for the construction of the naval fleet: small submarines, corvettes and military boats. In addition, it is planned to start the development of naval bases.
According to Zelensky, the first base to be built will be a base in Berdyansk. The project is expected to be supported by the European Union, Unites States and United Kingdom.
President noted that the development of the naval fleet will be discussed both at the Crimean Platform and at the meeting with US President Joe Biden.
As it was reported earlier, on June 28, the opening ceremony of the Ukrainian-American exercise Sea Breeze 2021 was held in Odesa. Representatives of about 30 participating countries took part. On July 10, the Sea Breeze multinational military exercise was completed.
Soon, NATO has stated that the Alliance is studying the possibility of expanding Ukraine's access to surveillance equipment at sea.