Royal Navy helps Ukraine face ‘real threat’ from Russia

The Royal Navy has been helping its counterparts in Ukraine deal with a “real threat” from Russia.

A team of instructors from the Defence Diving School on Horsea Island in Portsmouth headed to the eastern Ukrainian city of Berdyansk, on the coast off the Sea Azov, to deliver mine counter-measures training.

It was the first time sessions like this have been delivered by the UK in this region and is part of an on-going international effort to support Ukraine.

A Royal Navy spokesperson said: “After pro-Russian forces annexed the Crimean Peninsula in 2014, the Ukrainian Navy is looking to recover following heavy losses to its personnel and institutional knowledge as it faces the real threat of Russian laid sea mines along its shores.

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Source: PlymouthLive