At the moment, Ukraine has two boats and two ships in the Sea of Azov, while the Russian Federation has deployed up to 40 efficient ships and boats into the region, Ihor Voronchenko, the commander of the Ukrainian Navy, said in an interview with DW.
Commenting on the ratio of Ukrainian and Russian forces in the Sea of Azov, he acknowledged that this situation is not in favor of Ukraine.
“Unfortunately, the situation is not in favor of Ukraine both in terms of quality and quantity. The overwhelming majority of warships and boats of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the FSB are deployed in the Sea of Azov,” Voronchenko said.
He clarified that the total number of Russian ships and boats is about a hundred.
“According to our calculations, the number of Russian vessels has already exceeded a hundred. The Russian side has about 36-40 ships and boats that can fully perform tasks. Unfortunately, Ukraine has only two boats and two ships at the moment. Now you can calculate the ratio,” said the commander of the Ukrainian Navy.