The Ukrainian authorities must modernize their naval forces, said on Wednesday correspondents Commander of the 6th fleet of the U.S. Navy (stationed in the Mediterranean sea) Vice Admiral James Foggo.
in the course of a telephone briefing the Admiral told about his meeting with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk and clarified the focus of the authorities in Kiev to improve the situation in the Navy.
"maybe the story is about adding new military courts, how will allow their budget," said Foggo. According to his statement, " without a doubt, the Ukrainians are expected to be substantial work on a number of fronts ".
The commander of the 6th fleet said that the Ukrainian equipped with weapons forces lose people at the end of hostilities, but it does not change their quality." They have lost in number, but they have the professionalism of those who decided to be on the side of Ukraine ", - led him to the specialized mass media of America.
The briefing was conducted by telephone in connection with the ongoing in the Black sea international exercise Sea Breeze, the main organizers of which are the United States and Ukraine. According to the commissioners of the Pentagon, the Russian correspondent has received an invitation to participate in the discussion.