UK Defense Ministry sends HMS Diamond to Black Sea

19:02, 30 January 2017

The British Royal Navy is to send destroyer HMS Diamond to the Black Sea; the ship is supposed to fulfill an operative task, Daily Mail reports. While wielding the advanced anti-aircraft defense system, it is capable of shooting down hostile aircraft and drones within the range of 100 kilometers. This is the first time since the Cold War that the British naval vessel is to enter the waters of the Black Sea.

The destroyer may enter the Sea Port of Odesa with 60 marines aboard. The ship will help British military men who took part in the drills on the territory of Ukraine.

The British defense minister Michael Fallon stressed that this is the way that the British government confirms its support of Ukraine and its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.