March 14, 2023

Reznikov announces formation of naval coalition

International partners will help Ukraine develop its naval fleet.

Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said this at a joint briefing with Dutch Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren at the Ukraine-Odesa Media Center on March 14….

“Today, the Minister of Defense of the Netherlands, Mrs. Ollongren, announced that minehunters will be handed over to us. According to her, Belgium will participate in this project too. The United Kingdom has already provided us with two mine hunters and they are already flying the Ukrainian flag. Accordingly, there are already three countries that are part of this naval coalition,” the minister said.

Reznikov added that it is a well-known fact that Ukraine is also building a fleet in Turkey.


March 14, 2023

Netherlands, Belgium to start training Ukrainian crews for minehunters

The Netherlands and Belgium will start training the Ukrainian military for minehunters.
Dutch Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren said….

“Today, in the port city Odesa, I announced that the Netherlands intends to provide two minehunters to Ukraine. Belgium and the Netherlands will start training Ukrainian crews for these vessels this year. This initiative will contribute to maritime security in the Black Sea,” Ollongren wrote.