LONDON, December 11. /TASS/. The United Kingdom will supply two Sandown type minehunter ships to Ukraine, the country’s Ministry of Defense said.
"Defense Secretary Grant Shapps will announce the procurement of two Sandown Class mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs) by Ukraine through UK Export Finance today in London," the ministry informed.
The United Kingdom together with Norway will form a new maritime coalition to comprise countries desirous of providing naval aid to Ukraine, the ministry noted.
"The new maritime coalition will work closely with the Ukrainian Navy and Ministry of Defense to develop a number of capabilities, including the rapid development of a maritime force in the Black Sea, continuing to develop a Ukrainian Marine Corps, and river patrol craft to defend coastal and inland waterways," it added.