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USA “will strengthen” Ukrainian fleet with two more decommissioned boats

In light of the incident in the Kerch Strait United States will continue to support Ukraine and Russia confrontation in the waters of the Azov and Black Seas will continue to provide military assistance to Kiev. In this case, the main will supply two more retired patrol boats. This was stated by Chief of the Allied Forces (OVS) NATO in Europe US General Curtis Skaparotti, TASS informs.

США "усилят" украинский флот ещё двумя списанными катерами

Speaking before the US Congress he confirmed, that the Pentagon is planning to deliver sniper weapons to the Ukraine in the future, ammunition and marine systems. Also, he said the US will continue to strengthen the Ukrainian Navy, providing them with a variety of equipment, but the main supply will be the transfer of two decommissioned class patrol boats Island, to replenish the fleet and resist Russian ships. At the same time did not specify Skaparotti, exactly when the US will give Ukraine the boat. Besides the United States will increase funding for some assistance programs Kiev.

The United States had already transferred to Ukraine two retired patrol boats Class Island. The ceremonial signing of the agreement, which was attended by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, held in Baltimore in late September last year,. Boats are still in the US, Ukrainian state, that will introduce them to the Naval Forces of Ukraine in the autumn of this year,. In this case, before transferring to the boats removed all weapons. Kiev pays for modernization and repair of boats, their transportation to Odessa and training.

In Naval Forces announced, that after arrival in Odessa on the boat put weapons and the crossing of the Sea of ​​Azov “Russian aggression confrontation”.