18:33 Dec. 1, 2016
Two new maritime artillery boats will soon join Ukraine's navy
Two new Ukrainian gunboats 'Akkerman' and 'Berdiansk' have been successfully tested in sea trials near the city of Odesa, the Ministry of Defence press service reports.
The boats have more than 2000 nautical miles and conducted over 20 combat exercises engaging all kinds of weapons against air, maritime and terrestrial targets.
According to the exercise plan, the boats successfully shelled the targets imitating coastal frontier defence and armoured vehicles, vessels and air offence units of the simulated enemy, the statement notes.
The gunboats will join the constant combat readiness forces of the Ukrainian navy.
Meanwhile, the day one of the awaited missile-firing exercises in the southern Ukraine have been reported successful.