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Royal Navy warship to enter the Black Sea port of Odesa in 2017 as part of British assistance to Ukraine


The Defence Secretary of the United Kingdom Michael Fallon announces after the official visit to Ukraine that The British destroyer HMS Dauntless (D33) Type 45 will etner the Black Sea port of Odesa in 2017, and Britain will continue to assist Ukraine in protecting the territorial integrity and sovereignty, reports the official United Kingdom public sector information website

Michael Fallon said that HMS Dauntless, the second ship of the Type 45 or Daring-class air-defence destroyers built for the Royal Navy, will be leading a NATO deployment and will also visit Bulgaria and Romania. It will be the first time a British warship has visited Ukraine since 2008.

“This will be the first time in 10 years when Great Britain’s ship enters Ukraine,” said the Defence Secretary of the United Kingdom.

The Defence Secretary of the United Kingdom Michael Fallon agreed to explore how Britain’s training efforts in Ukraine could be maximised to produce long-term benefits on the ground, delivering a more comprehensive approach including by Train the Trainer (T3). agreed to explore how Britain’s training efforts in Ukraine could be maximised to produce long-term benefits on the ground, delivering a more comprehensive approach including by Train the Trainer (T3)

“During our meeting with the Minister of Defense of Ukraine we had the opportunity to discuss the state of implementation of joint projects, as well as made a decision on the further expansion of several of them. In particular, we are talking about the project to attract instructors from the UK for the military training of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as the expansion of this project to all branches of the armed forces. It was decided to extend the training program from April this year to March 2018,” stated Michael Fallon.

UK Secretary for Defence also informed about the expansion of cooperation between the naval forces of the two countries. According to him, it is, in particular, about the exchange of visits by senior Navy commanders.

“The UK remains committed to helping Ukraine on its way to protect the territorial integrity and sovereignty. We will deal with the question of extension of sanctions against the Russian Federation until the full implementation of all provisions of the Minsk Agreement,” Fallon said.


See also: Standing side-by-side: British Ambassador vows support for Ukraine regardless of Brexit


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