Friday, September 21, 2018

Stepan Poltorak: Modern boats will strengthen combat capabilities of the Ukrainian Navy

September 21, 2018 (Ministry of Defence of Ukraine) Minister of Defence of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak stressed it during an official ceremony of launch of Kentavr boat ordered by the defence ministry. National industry responds to military threats. Over the past two years the private company Kuznia Na Rybalskomu has constructed and transferred the Ukrainian Navy six armoured artillery boats. They have been already executing assigned tasks. We are increasing our strength. Today we have a new victory. We launch the first Kentavr boat, Stepan Poltorak said.

Kuznya na Rybalskomu is a ship building and armament company, that indirectly belongs to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Although situated in Kiev, on the Dnieper River and presently concentrated on river ships, the company is able to produce and repair small sea vessels (both civil and naval), as well as various military equipment. According to the Minister of Defence, modern boats will strengthen combat capabilities of the Ukrainian Navy and the priority is to construct modern ships and boats, special boats and support vessels.