Photo: Ukrainian Navy
Naval forces (Navy) of Ukraine recognized the inability to reach parity with Russia on the Black sea and the Azov sea. This is stated on the Navy page on Facebook.
“The capabilities of the Ukrainian Navy to give an adequate response, “Russian aggression” is extremely limited, and we know it. We understand that we will not reach parity with the black sea fleet of the Russian Federation”, — is told in the message.
Thus, according to the command, it is not necessary to Ukraine to stop “the aggression of Russia on the sea.” For this purpose, according to the Navy, it is enough to have a small but efficient Navy. Example for Ukraine are Navy Norway, Sweden and Israel.
Earlier it was reported that to counter the Russian fleet in the Black sea, the command of the Ukrainian Navy has developed a new tactics of “wolf pack”.
The Navy has repeatedly acknowledged the deplorable state of the Ukrainian fleet. In August of 2017 Vice-Admiral Sergei Hayduk said that due to the lack of state Maritime policy and proper funding, the fleet may disappear in the near future.
This statement was preceded by a scandal with the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy frigate “Hetman Sahaidachny”. Soon after the repair, carried out by the Kiev shipyard “Lenin’s smithy”, which belongs to the President of the country Petro Poroshenko, the ship’s engine broke down. After that the Vice-Admiral Gaiduk told about the imminent cancellation due to the expiration of the period of operation.
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