Posted on Dec 22, 2018
Britain's Royal Navy has begun what is described as a "long-term" commitment to Ukrainian security with the arrival of the state of the art "spy ship" HMS Echo to the port of Odessa.
On Saturday afternoon HMS Echo tweeted that "Apparently the news might be out that we've been in Ukraine... It was a great pleasure to assist @UKinUkraine during the visit by Secretary of State for Defence @GavinWilliamson."
Initially sent to the Black Sea for joint NATO operations, the ship is now the first of what have described as "many" British warships to be operating in the region in the immediate future.
HMS Echo is considered to be one of the most effective intelligent gathering warships afloat.
UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, while visiting the ship stated that "the presence of the British ship shows support for Ukraine in the face of increased Russian aggression".
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