On August 24, Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Nosov held a working meeting with a British delegation led by Defense Procurement Minister Jeremy Queen.
As reported in the press service of the Ukrainian government, as a result of the negotiations, it was agreed that Ukraine and the UK are moving to the practical plane of the implementation of the Memorandum on the implementation of maritime partnership projects between the consortium of industry of the United Kingdom and the Ukrainian Navy, signed on June 21 this year in Odessa.
The document, in particular, provides for the joint design and construction of warships in Ukraine and Great Britain, as well as the construction of the infrastructure of the Ukrainian Navy for a total of £ 1.7 billion.
The implementation of projects will begin after the conclusion of the Framework Agreement between the governments of the two states for up to 8 years. During the meeting, the main quantitative and qualitative indicators and stages of implementation of the agreements were discussed.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the agreements reached are another step in the development of bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and the United Kingdom to develop the capabilities of the Ukrainian fleet in the Black and Azov Seas.