The Ukrainian Navy will join two American boats

Украинский флот пополнят два американских катера

USA Ukraine sold two old patrol boats

In naval forces of Ukraine expect to receive American patrol boat Island class in the summer of 2019.

The United States intends to give Ukraine two more boats of the Island class. This was stated by the commander of the joint armed forces of NATO in Europe, General Curtis Scaparotti at hearings in the House of representatives, says Ukrainian military portal.

“We have worked and continue to work on offshore direction, with their naval forces. We have a good relationship. Now will increase the funding that we asked for in Congress for the transfer of the Kyiv marine resources, especially of two ships, the patrol boats of the Island class, to begin to replenish the Navy. We are talking about other means,” said Scaparrotti, without specifying which other assets.

With the prospect of two more boats have confirmed sources of the portal in the Navy APU.

Earlier, the Navy reported that the us patrol boats in the summer of 2019. On the transfer of the two boats of the Island class President Petro Poroshenko said in September last year, when he was visiting the United States.

Boats of the Island class, built at the shipyard of Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport (Louisiana) from 1985 to 1992 in the amount of 49 buildings (Board numbers are WPB 1301 – WPB 1349) for the U.S. Coast guard.

 

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