USA will give Ukraine a 30-year-old decommissioned boats
The U.S. coast guard plans to transfer the Ukrainian Navy two retired patrol boats class “island”, reported on the official website of the U.S. office.
MOSCOW, September 26 — RIA Novosti. The ceremony of transfer of the boats Drummond (WPB-1323) and Cushing (WPB-1321) the Ukrainian side will take place on September 27 in Baltimore (Maryland) with the participation of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
The U.S. coast guard received during 1985-1992, the 49 patrol boats class “island”, Drummond and Cushing was built in 1988. Previously, these boats were transferred to Georgia and Costa Rica.
In August, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly said that Kyiv wants to get American boats to “enhance opportunities in the black sea basin”.
The situation in the Azov sea was complicated in late March, when the Ukrainian frontier guards detained the Russian fishing vessel “Nord”.