United States and Ukraine agree on transferring US military patrol boats ‘Islands’ to Ukrainian fleet of after the Sea Breeze-2017 drills, that started in Odesa. This was stated by the Rear Admiral of the Ukrainian Navy Andriy Tarasov, reports Krym.Realities agency.
“Negotiations have already moved to the level below, in fact the decision to transfer has been made and we discuss the details. I hope that this process will be fast enough, and we will get these boats,’ Tarasov said.
According to him, Russia uses occasions when there are NATO countries’ modern ships nearby to work out aggressive actions on them.
As it was reported earlier NATO vessels arrived in Odesa for Sea Breeze 2017. Southern Ukrainian port city will host the annual drills involving naval and aerial forces of NATO countries.