Patrol boats purchased from U.S. to help contain Russian aggression in Black, Azov Seas – FM Kuleba

14:40, 21 July 2020
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"I'd like to emphasize the unprecedented high level of cooperation that has developed between the United States and Ukraine in the military-technical sphere," Kuleba said at an online briefing on Tuesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"This decision, namely to sell boats, strengthens our Naval Forces, and therefore our capacity, together with partners, to contain Russia's aggressive actions in the Black Sea basin, which of course also applies to the Sea of Azov," Kuleba added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on July 18, the United States approved the sale of 16 Mark VI patrol boats and related equipment to Ukraine worth US$600 million.

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