Contents tagged with Ukrainian ships

  • Kyiv: 100 Ukrainian ships detained by Russia in Sea of Azov since April

    Since the end of April, Russian border guards have detained almost 100 Ukrainian ships in the Sea of Azov, Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan told Radio Liberty.

    “In actual fact we have had almost 100 detentions since the end of April this year. We see that this is a deliberate policy by Russia, which is aimed at blocking activity in the Sea of Azov. Effectively, to destroy the economy of two sea ports – Berdiansk and Mariupol. And, of course, to cause an outflow through …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko refuses to accept ships from Russia unless Crimea is returned

    Ukraine will not accept Russia’s offer to return Ukrainian military ships remaining in the Crimea without also receiving the return of the peninsula, stated during a press conference Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, a video of which was published on 112 Ukraine’s YouTube channel.

    "We are ready to receive ships from Crimea. It is not important what repairs [are needed]. We are ready to receive the ships from Crimea, but only together with the Crimea," Poroshenko said.

    In January, Russian …

  • Ukraine to build four new military ships

    Ukraine is restarting the program to construct corvette class ships, with a budget allocation of 32 billion hryvnia ($1.20 billion USD). The decision was made by the Cabinet of Ministers.

    The program will entail the construction of four ships of the Vladimir Velikiy class. The construction of the first ship will resume as early as 2018, and 1.4 billion hryvnia ($50 million USD) has been allocated to this. It is expected to join Ukraine’s naval forces in 2022. The second, third and fourth …