Idea #526 – Looking at the Great Ukrainian Armada in Odessa Port
The Ukrainian navy possesses five main components: the surface strengths, the submarine strengths, the naval aviation, the coastal batteries of artillery, and an infantry corps of navy, counting 15 450 servicemen, whom 12 000 of them would be based in Crimea.
The Ukrainian navy built itself from a division of the Soviet armed forces in the Black Sea, according to an agreement concludes with Russia on May 28th, 1997. Ukraine obtained 80 ships, is 17 % of the fleet, while Russia got back 338 ships, that is 83 % of the maritime military potential of Black Sea. During the Crimean War, the secessionist region of Crimea took 12 of 17 combat ships, 40 ships of support, as well as the unique submarine.
The Ukrainian naval forces possess at the moment a class Krivak friagte, a class Grisha corvette, a class Yevgenya minesweeper, a class Matka patrol boat, a class Zhuk patrol boat, two class Gurza-M gunboats, a class Polnocny landing ship and about ten auxiliary ships.
Where is it ?
Odessa Port, Ukraine