Blinken said the United States had “real concerns”, shared by European partners and expressed by Ukraine, about the possibility of an attack on its territory by Russia.
The ship carrying two refurbished patrol boats that have been used by the US naval forces so far, namely the United States Coast Guard (USCG), set sail on November 8 from the port of Baltimore and headed for the Ukrainian port of Odessa; on Saturday he crossed the Dardanelles Strait.
Ukrainian seamen were trained in the operation of Island-type boats in the USA. Ukraine received two similar units in 2019, recalls the Jerusalem Post.
The US Embassy in Kiev said the next shipment is part of a broader security package for Ukraine introduced in 2014 following Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. The value of the American support reaches $ 2.5 billion.