The commander in chief of the United Armed forces of NATO in Europe American General Curtis Scaparotti stated that USA is ready to give Ukraine two more boats of the Island class.
He added that his team continue to work with the naval forces (naval forces) of Ukraine, which established “good relations”.
“And now there is an increase in 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 funds,” the General said at the hearings in the House of representatives of the Congress of the USA, transfers “Ukrainian military portal”.
Now, two such boats are undergoing maintenance in the US, and Ukrainian crews will soon go for training. The arrival of the boats in Ukraine is expected in July of this year. This information was confirmed by sources in the naval forces of Ukraine.
We will remind, in September 2018, the US gave Ukraine two patrol boats of the Island class. A 30-metre boats Drummond and Cushing built 40 years ago, able to go to sea when powerful storms to accomplish their goals in complex terms, as well as fire.
Later it became known that the boat will arrive in Ukraine earlier than planned.
In addition, the USA is ready to give Ukraine naval frigates. Also in the naval forces of Ukraine said that the Ukrainian Navy will receive the submarines.