The talks on receiving missile speedboats from NATO countries are in the final stage, Ukraine Navy deputy commander Andry Tarasov said, speaking on Kanal 7 in Odesa March 9.
“The speedboats are those whose term of operation has expired or those replaced by more advanced vessels. The vessels are absolutely battle worthy,” the deputy commander said.
“We have almost finished talks on the transfer of US missile speedboats of the Islands type. They are not obsolete ships. All NATO and US Navy warships are maintained in battle-ready condition. For instance, a 20-year service life for a missile boat is quite normal,” Tarasov said.