Naval forces along with law enforcement agencies and other military forces have strengthened the protection of the coastline of the Black and Azov seas. This was stated by the speaker of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine Colonel Dmitry Gutsulyak during a briefing: «the Ministry of defense of Ukraine for the past three days,» reports UKRINFORM.
«In cooperation with law enforcement bodies and other military formations in the North-Western Black sea coastal areas and strengthened the defence of the coastline of the Black and Azov seas,» said Gutsulyak.
He also said that in this work the troops, the Navy spent artillery firing at sea targets, deployed units and control points.
The naval forces of Ukraine handed over two small armored artillery boats, said Dmitry Gutsulyak.
«The structure of naval forces of Armed forces of Ukraine accepted two small armored artillery boat type Viper — Berdyansk and Ackerman,» said he.
Note that the length of the boat «Gyurza-M» is 23 meters, width 4.8 meters, a draught of 1 meter. Maximum speed up to 28 knots, cruising range economical speed of 700 miles, the autonomy of five days. A ship designed for a crew of five people.
In Odesa and Mykolaiv oblasts and in the North-Western part of the Black sea are the teachings of the forces and the naval forces (naval forces) Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) with the participation of ships, boats and vessels, aircrafts of naval aviation, auto and armored vehicles.
As the press center of the Navy command of Ukraine, the participants of the maneuvers practiced the task to strengthen the protection of the state border. The aim is also to deepen interaction with local authorities and population, to demonstrate the combat capabilities of the units.
In addition, soldiers carry out activities of Patriotic nature.
«In the city of Belgorod-Dniester on the territory of one of military units of Marines showed local residents and a group of young people of school age weapons, arms and military equipment and the combat capabilities of the units, in particular, the action of Marines in the city, the action of calculating the 120-mm mortar rounds, providing first aid in case of injury, the clearance in the city, etc.», — stated in the message.
Earlier it was reported that for needs of the Ukrainian Navy will build two landing boats of the type «centaur».
Ukraine has strengthened the defense of the coast of Black and Azov seas 27.01.2017