Ukraine Navy Nations // Eurasian Republics

OVERVIEW The Ukrainian navy is based on former units from the Soviet Black Sea Fleet. On May 31, 1997, Ukraine and Russia signed an agreement on the division of the Black Sea Fleet and the terms of its deployment. Coexistence lasted until early 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea and then officially renounced existing bilateral agreements with Ukraine. Ukraine’s navy was almost entirely seized by Russian forces. Because Crimea was the center of Ukrainian naval power, almost all of...


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