On May 31, having got the admission to performance of tasks of operation of NATO in the Mediterranean Sea "Active efforts", on Voyenno's leader - naval forces of ZS of Ukraine a frigate "Hetman Sagaydachny" was hoisted NATO colors.
It means that the Ukrainian ship successfully passed certification by experts of Alliance, entered expeditious submission of the commander of a sea component of the Integrated Armed forces of NATO "South" (Naples, Italy) and can start practical performance of tasks on identification and the prevention of terrorist actions in the Mediterranean Sea within Alliance "Active Efforts" operation.
Transfer of "Hetman Sagaydachny" to expeditious submission of the Integrated Armed forces of NATO "South" took place on the basis of the decision of the North Atlantic Council which members this week considered the report of military experts from Naples about level of readiness of the Ukrainian ship to participation in NATO operation "Active efforts".
This level was defined during two-week training (Force Integration Training) to a frigate "Hetman Sagaydachny" with Italian training - the partner - "Grantyere's" frigate,
As NATO experts noted in the report, the frigate crew "Hetman Sagaydachny" (U130 board) seized a technique of performance of tasks of the operation "Active Efforts" and is completely ready to work on the prevention of illegal activity in the Mediterranean Sea.
For preliminary plans of command of a sea component of the Integrated Armed forces of NATO "South", "Hetman Sagaydachny" has to go to a certain region of the Mediterranean Sea for patrol implementation in interests of anti-terrorist operation of NATO.
We will remind, the frigate "Hetman Sagaydachny" was on repair 1 year at the State enterprise "Shipbuilding Plant of 61 Communards", and the cost of repair work made about 15 million UAH
Reference.The operation "Active Efforts" purpose - fight against terrorism within a zone of carrying out operation in the Mediterranean Sea by prevention of illegal transportations by the sea of the weapon and ammunition, counteraction to illegal movements of people and other illegal activity with use of civil vessels.
Ukraine became the second after the Russian Federation from the countries - not members of NATO which joined the operation "Active Efforts".