Contents tagged with Ukrainian Navy

  • Ukrainian Navy Commander: Situation in the Sea of Azov is very tense

    Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine Ihor Voronchenko stated that the situation in the Sea of Azov remains tense, Interfax Ukraine reports.

    “From the military point of view, the situation in the Sea of Azov is very tense at the moment. As already stated by the State Border Service, there are about 120 (Ukrainian) ships and boats but only 36 of them have weapons and can operate or serve the ships. Only 24 are equipped with enough weapons. We are increasing our efforts. We have transferred a …

  • US Ambassador to Ukraine visits Ukrainian Fleet in the Azov Sea

    On Saturday, October 27, Marie Jovanovic, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Ukraine visited Berdyansk together with other American diplomats where they inspected Navy ships and defense facilities, reported the press service of the Naval Command of Ukraine.

    The head of the US mission discussed with the Ukrainian Naval Commander Admiral Ihor Voronchenko security in the region and priorities of further cooperation. After examining the Azov-Sea-based vessels, …

  • US offers to supply two frigates to Ukrainian Navy

    The US offered to provide the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense with military-technical assistance for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. In part, the US authorities propose to strengthen the Ukrainian Navy with frigates. The appropriate letter was sent to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry through the military attaché of the US embassy, reports the Ukrainian military portal.

    It is reported that among other things the Americans are ready to transfer to Ukraine two Oliver Hazard Perry-type frigates which will …

  • American warplanes arrive in Ukraine to take part in Clear Sky military exercises

    US Air Force F-15 and C-130 aircraft arrived in Ukraine to participate in the Clear Sky international exercises, the American Embassy in Ukraine reported on Twitter.

    “United States Air Force F-15C Eagles and a C-130J Super Hercules planes have arrived in Ukraine to participate in Clear Sky 2018, a multinational military exercise focusing on promoting peace and security,” the statement reads.

    In September, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine stated that these exercises would be carried out from …

  • Russia: Ukrainian ships approached Crimea

    Two ships of the Ukrainian Naval Forces- command ship Donbas and tugboat Korets were located near the coast of the annexed Crimea, reported Interfax referring to the FSB border control on Saturday, September 22.

    Russia claims that the Ukrainian ships were allegedly moving “towards an exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation.” They [the ships] are heading in a northeasterly direction. “In accordance with international maritime law and in the interests of security of the Russian …

  • Ukraine decides to strengthen naval presence in the Sea of Azov

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) decided to strengthen the naval presence in the Sea of Azov, reported the press service of the NSDC following a meeting.

    "The NSDC of Ukraine approved a set of measures aimed at protecting national interests in the southern regions and waters of the Azov and Black Seas, in particular, strengthening the naval presence in the Sea of Azov, creating a naval armored group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as well as developing an appropriate …

  • Another marine brigade to be established in Ukraine in October

    Another marine brigade will be formed by the end of October 2018. The brigade’s commander and his deputies have already been appointed, stated the Commander of the Ukrainian Naval Infantry, Major General Yuriy Sodol, Radio Svoboda reports.

    Sodol explained that a commander has already been chosen for the brigade and he is now at the permanent base of the brigade at Dachne village of the Bilyaivsky district, which is about 30 kilometers from Odessa.

    "The modern military camp with a dormitory …

  • Ukraine unveils its Navy Development strategy

    The Naval command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has unveiled its development strategy for the Navy until 2035, which will enable it to oppose Russian aggression at sea.

    “The Naval Command believes that one of the primary tasks in the restoration of the fleet is to lay the foundations for the systematic and reliable development of the Navy as a form of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the Ukrainian Navy posted on its official Facebook page.

    Virtually everyone employed in the security sector will …

  • Ukrainian Navy receives four new boats

    A ceremony was held in Odessa on the occasion of four small armored artillery boats being inducted into the Ukrainian Navy. They are the Vyshgorod, Kremenchug, Lubny and Nikopol, reported the press service of the Ministry of Defense.

    “In addition to these boats that were just inducted into the Navy, we expect patrol boats from our partners – from the United States,” Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said.

    He also noted that in the near future, the Defense Ministry plans to complete the …

  • Ukrainian Navy Vice Admiral: Kyiv could not find funds for the planned construction of warships

    Vice Admiral of the Ukrainian Navy, Ihor Voronchenko, stated that the construction of corvette-type warships, part of the “Vladimir the Great” series claimed by Ukrainian authorities in 2017, has been postponed due to a lack of funds, Strana.ua reports. According to Voronchenko, the country’s budget lacks the 1.361 billion hryvnia ($51 million) needed to carry out construction.

    Voronchenko made this statement during a general meeting of the UkrSudProm (the Association of Shipbuilders of …