The representative of the Ukrainian people's party Boris Kozhin suggests to address to NATO command with the offer to provide to Ukraine for a period of five years a division of submarines. About it reported E — the Crimea news agency with reference to a press - service UNP.
In number of not less than three units B. Kozhin urges to use submarines before adjustment of production of own submarines in Nikolaev.
As reported е - the Crimea, earlier Boris Kozhin called for construction of the Ukrainian underwater fleet as "without underwater fleet Voyenno can't speak about full - Naval Forces of Ukraine". He considers that submarines the most effective force, capable to resist to Naval Forces of any opponent. Thus submarines by criterion "cost - efficiency" also are the most acceptable means of fight on the sea for the countries which aren't able to have big Naval Forces.
B. Kozhin is sure that Ukraine can construct in a short space of time independently submarines of the U206 and U209 types as has plants and scientific potential.
REFERENCE: Now Ukraine has one Zaporozhye submarine which in May started postrepair tests.
The diesel - the electric submarine of the project 641 was constructed in 1970, and in 1971 was a part of the Navy of the Soviet Union. In 1997 under the contract on the section of the Black Sea fleet the submarine was a part of VMSU, the name "Zaporozhye" was appropriated to it.