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Ukraine grasps naval training support from UK

15th September 2020 - 09:00 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg

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The UK is to lead an international training programme for the Ukrainian Navy, which requires new equipment and systems to recover from a period of neglect.

During a visit to Kiev last month, UK Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace said that Ukraine requires protection from ‘Moscow’s aggression’, with training support to help it withstand the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

Planned exercises may involve Canada, Denmark, Sweden and possibly the US. According to the Ukranian General Staff, they will be primarily focused on training naval personnel in navigation, operational planning, diving, naval reconnaissance, fire training and ship damage control.

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