Russian Navy’s delegation to discuss repairs of Ukrainian sub Zaporozhye

Delegation of Russian Navy arrived to Sevastopol to talk on repair
completion, conducting sea trials and crew training of Ukrainian
submarine Zaporozhye, informs Rosbalt referring to Ukrainian Navy Press Center.

The talks will last two days. Ukrainian party is represented by Rear
Admiral Viktor Nosenko, Navy deputy commander for combat training,
experts of logistic department, and crew officers. The negotiators will
also discuss possible involvement of Black Sea Fleet assets to provide
emergency assistance while sea trials of Zaporozhye.

Submarine Zaporozhye was launched on May 29, 1970 in
Leningrad. She was deployed at Northern Fleet till 1990; then the sub
was transferred to Black Sea Fleet and in 1997 was handed over to
Ukrainian Navy. Since that time the submarine has been under repair at
the dock of Metallist shipyard in Balaklava, Crimea. In Feb
2003 the sub was transferred to BSF 13th Ship Repair Plant in
Sevastopol Bay. According to Ukrainian Press Center, repair works are
90% completed.

Being in service at Ukrainian Navy, submarine Zaporozhye has never taken the sea.