The UK has placed a ship of the Royal Navy in the Black sea

KIEV. 18 Dec. UNN. Yesterday, December 17, in the Black sea entered the ship HMS Echo (H87) of the Royal Navy of great Britain. This is reported by UNN citing Ukrainian military portal.

“A visit to the Black sea held in the framework of agreements between Ukraine and great Britain, which managed to reach 21 November 2018 during a visit to London the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak”, – stated in the message.

In November this year, Secretary of state for defence of great Britain Gavin Williamson stated that in order to demonstrate support for the UK, in the Black sea in 2019 will host the HMS Echo (H87).

Due to the deterioration of the Russian aggression against the Ukrainian seafarers and their capture in neutral waters of the Black sea, the Kingdom fulfilled his promise before. So HMS Echo (H87) is the first ship of the NATO, which has no outlet to the Black sea, which entered the waters since the beginning of the Kerch crisis.

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The main purpose of HMS Echo (H87) is a research and hydrographic or geophysical operations (including in the interests of the submarine fleet) and support amphibious operations, can also be used as the vehicle control in Maritime operations, mine use (it is possible to increase the crew up to 81 people), search and identification of underwater objects. The ship has improved conditions of comfort for the crew, who accommodated in double cabins (except the commander and his assistant who live in single cabins). For the execution of its tasks Enterprise equipped with the most modern systems including: scanners, side-looking, multibeam and single-beam sonar equipment to survey the water samples at different depths and soil, magnometer, system mapping and research of the seabed, and others. Also there is one hydrographic boat which can operate in a certain autonomy from the mothership.

Recall, the UK in 2019 will place the Royal Navy ship in the Black sea to demonstrate support for freedom of navigation in the region.