Contents tagged with Ukrainian Navy

  • 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, 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 …

  • Ukrainian military to block three sections of the Sea of Azov for naval exercises

    The command of the naval forces of Ukraine announced the closure of three sections of the Azov Sea near Mariupol until September 1. According to the head of the press center of the Navy, Oleh Chalik, this is required to carry out combat training activities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces which will continue throughout the summer.

    Chalik said that the waters near the towns of Shyrokyne and Melekyne located directly near the front line, and the Bilosarayska spit and the territory to the east of …

  • Ukraine's Navy Chief of Staff dismissed due to wife's Russian citizenship

    The Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak dismissed the Navy Chief of Staff and First Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Naval Forces, First Rank Captain Roman Gladky, reported Dumskaya Odessa news outlet, with reference to sources in the Ministry of Defense. Gladky was suspended for the duration of an official investigation into possible financial and economic violations, as well as the alleged Russian citizenship of his wife. According to Dumskaya Odessa, in the first two years of …

  • Ukraine will transfer the ship seized for stopping in Crimea to its Navy

    The Tanzanian ship Sky Moon , confiscated for illegally calling at the Crimean ports, will be transferred to the Naval Forces of Ukraine, as reported by the State Border Service of Ukraine with reference to the Deputy Military Prosecutor of the Southern region, Roman Mrochko.

    The vessel Sky Moon was originally seized by the Ukrainian coast guard on November 30, 2016 near the port of Reni. Seven members of the crew of the Sky Moon were brought to justice under article 204-2 of the Code of …

  • Russia calls joint US-Ukraine naval exercise ‘a provocation’

    The joint exercises of the Ukrainian Navy and the United States Navy in the Black Sea is a provocation against Russia, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Franz Klintsevich told RIA Novosti news agency.

    "This is a kind of political demonstration of US hegemonic aspirations: ‘we are everywhere, and everything concerns us,’" the senator said. At the same time, according, the American destroyer poses no threat to Russia.

    "It [the destroyer USS Carney] …

  • Ukrainian military aircraft and American destroyer USS Carney conduct joint exercise in the Black Sea

    Navy Aviation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine held PASSEX type joint training exercises with the U.S. Navy's USS Carney (DDG 64) destroyer in the Black Sea, the press center of Ukraine's Naval Command reports on its Facebook page.

    It is noted that these exercises were aimed at practicing interaction in accordance with NATO standards and increasing the level of interoperability.

    During the exercises, two Kamov’s Ka-27 helicopters of the Ukrainian Navy performed more than 10 landings on the deck …

  • Ukrainian Navy seizes foreign ship carrying cargo of contraband cigarettes in the Black Sea

    The Ukrainian military opened fire during an operation to detain a foreign ship accused of smuggling in the Black Sea, the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Facebook on January 1.

    "After ascertaining the futility of an attempted escape from the Ukrainian military boat, the vessel made contact and was questioned according to the procedures established by international maritime law. However, the violating vessel did not comply with the request to stop. In order to force an end to …

  • Ukraine conducts naval drills in Black Sea

    On Tuesday December 5, the Ukrainian Naval Forces carried out tactical exercises in the Black Sea, involving 6 small armored artillery boats and 2 naval helicopters, the Defense Ministry’s website reports.

    Of the 6 small armored artillery boats which took part in the drills, 4 were constructed for the Navy this year.

    During the training, the ships formed a tactical group and worked on assignments related to the protection and defense of the coastal zone, ports, and communications.

    “Weapons …