Ukrainian frigate joins EU NAVFOR
The Hetman Sagaidachny frigate of the Ukrainian Navy starts participating in the EU Naval Force
Ukrainian foreign ministry: Hetman Sagaidachny frigate joins EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta
From January 3, 2014 the Hetman Sagaidachny frigate of the Ukrainian Navy, with a Ka-27 helicopter and a group of special forces on board, starts participating in the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta, the department of the information policy of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine reported on January 3.
The department said that Ukrainian Armed Forces participate in the EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta in line with an order of the Ukrainian president on deploying the national contingent for Ukraine’s participation in the NATO-led Ocean Shield international anti-piracy operation and the law on the approval of the president’s decision to deploy the national contingent to participate in the Ocean Shield operation and the EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta.
According to the law, up to 250 military men will be sent as a part of Ukraine’s participation in the Ocean Shield operation for the period until January 3, 2014 and as a part of Ukraine’s participation in the EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta for the period from January 3 to March 5, 2014.