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Return of Ukrainian ships from occupied Crimea still deadlocked

Ukrainian warships, aircraft and helicopters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine remain in Russian-annexed Crimea, according to the head of press office of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Vladyslav Seleznev, the local newspaper Krym.Realii has reported.

Photo from mil.gov.ua
Photo from mil.gov.ua

"According to the official data, there are 35 ships, boats and support ships, including combat ships, remaining in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea," Seleznev said.

In addition, there are two Be-12 flying boats, an aircraft and a Mi-9 helicopter in occupied Crimea.

"The ships, which were previously stationed in Kurinaya Bay of Sevastopol have been relocated to other bays, and now their whereabouts are unknown. The vessels that were previously in Donuzlav Bay, are still there as before," Seleznev said.

Currently, the Armed Forces are ready to deploy the equipment to Ukraine’s mainland, but the relevant arrangements are needed between Ukraine and Russia.

Earlier it was reported that the value of tangible assets of Ukrainian Naval Forces, which remained in the Crimea and Sevastopol, in terms of maritime specification of armament of the command of Ukrainian Naval Forces and support central agency, was estimated at UAH 1.495 billion (according to Ukrainian Naval Forces command).

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