Britain to deliver two minehunter ships to Ukraine

Britain would be transferring two Royal Navy minehunter ships to the Ukrainian Navy, as it sets up a new maritime defence coalition alongside Norway to help strengthen Ukraine’s sea operations.

Further, Britain said the two Sandown Class mine countermeasures vessels will enable Ukraine to better counter the threat from Russian sea mines, aiming to restore Ukraine’s export routes via the Black Sea.

The transfer of the vessels was announced alongside the launch of the Maritime Capability Coalition set up by Britain and Norway to improve Ukraine’s navy to make it more compatible with western allies and increase security in the Black Sea.

Noteworthy, after the US, Britain has been the second-largest supplier of military aid to Ukraine since the war started in February 2021.

Besides, it has also provided military training courses to around 20,000 Ukrainians over the past year.