The US state Department approved the sale of Ukraine patrol boats for $600 million

Госдеп США одобрил продажу Украине патрульных катеров на $600 млн

17.06.2020, 23:49

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The U.S. Congress was notified of the consent of the state Department on possible sale of Ukraine to patrol boats Mark VI for a total amount of $600 million

The US state Department has approved a possible sale to the government of Ukraine up to 16 patrol boats Mark VI and associated equipment for a total amount of $600 million On the relevant decision was notified by the U.S. Congress. This was reported on the website of the Agency for military cooperation and U.S. security.

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It is noted that the government of Ukraine made a request for the acquisition of 16 patrol boats Mark VI; 32 systems of fire MSI Seahawk A2; 20 optical-electronic and infrared radar; 40 guns MK44 etc.

“The proposed sale will support the goals of foreign policy and U.S. national security, improving the security of a partner country, which is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe”, – stated in the message.

It is reported that Ukraine uses the vehicles to “protect the territorial waters and the protection of the interests of the sea”. Contractor of the transaction is the company SAFE Boats International, Bremerton, WA.

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