The US to provide Ukraine with two additional Island-class patrol boats
During a hearing in the United States House of Representatives ,The Commander-in-Chief of the United NATO forces in Europe Curtis Scaparrotti stated that the United States intends to send two more Island-class boats to Ukraine.
“We have worked and will continue to work on the naval sector with their [Ukrainian] Navy. We have a good relationship with them, and now there is an increase in funding that we request from Congress for the transfer of marine funds to Kiev, primarily two ships, island class patrol boats to start replenishing their Navy. Other resources are also mentioned,” he said.
Earlier the commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ihor Voronchenko said that two Island class patrols boats which were transferred to Ukraine from the United States of America in September would arrive at the port of Odessa in July.
In the summer of 2017, Ukrainian officials announced that the US would send Island-class boats to Ukraine. Last April crews were formed for training on American Island boats.