Minister Dmitry Kuleba called the deal a sign of the growing trust between the United States and Ukraine
The United States has approved the sale of Ukraine up to 16 modern military patrol boats Mark VI and related equipment.
About this on his Twitter page on July 18 Minister of foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba, noting that six boats already prepared in the framework of US assistance under the respective programs, and the rest will be bought at the expense of the defense budget
“This will enhance the ability of naval forces of Ukraine, will help to counter existing and potential threats in the Black and Azov seas” – said Kuleba.
The foreign Minister thanked the American partners who contributed to this.
“This important step shows the growing trust between the United States and Ukraine. This support, together with security sector reform and defense and defense industry, will help Ukraine to develop modern, interoperable with NATO Armed Forces, the ability to effectively resist Russian aggression,” – said Kuleba.
Mark VI are a modern, fast and agile ships designed to patrol coastal areas.
We will remind, earlier the Ukrainian Ambassador in Washington Vladimir Yelchenko said that the Pentagon gave approval to a package of military assistance to Kiev.
As previously reported, Ukraine is gradually replacing the boat Mark V newer Mark VI. However, neither one nor the other are not fitted with missile weapons and generally intended for support of activities of divisions of special operations forces, not naval battles with larger ships.
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