The head of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine Colonel General Stepan Poltorak during the trip to Odessa region discussed the issues related to the future of the Ukrainian Navy, and expressed the hope that the ships of the Ukrainian Navy in Crimea in 2014, will return to their homeland.
"dialogues with the Russian side about the return of our military ships never ceased, for this reason, there is the chance of a positive resolution of this important issue," – cites the expression of Poltorak his press service on the Internet office of the Ukrainian Ministry of defense. First source in the main headquarters of the Navy of Russia said that Moscow is ready to give the Ukrainian military more than 20 vessels in the Crimea when will be made the proper decision. Remember, at the end of June, Deputy chief of staff of the command of the Ukrainian Navy rear Admiral Dmitry Taran have said before, that 75% of its Navy in Ukraine lost due to the loss of Crimea, and now the Navy has about 40 units, which are obsolete and requires fifty percent of the recovery. To increase the fleet Kiev wants to allocate 40 billion hryvnia (about $ 2 billion).