Monday, May 16, 2011

Ukrainian delegation visited St. Petersburg

Ukrainian military delegation headed by Ukrainian Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Maksimov visited St. Petersburg in May 13-15 and conducted meetings with Russian counterparts. Ukrainian Navy's top officers visited the Kuznetsov Naval Academy and familiarized with training process and facilities of the academy. 

While visiting the academy, Ukrainian mariners got acquainted with training system applied to personnel of different ship's departments and NBC protective procedures. The guests saw demonstrative torpedo attack at a surface target. Also, Ukrainians attended tactics course of submarine's safe navigation, diving, surfacing, calling at naval base and leaving it. 

During the visit, Admiral Viktor Maksimov held working meeting with Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky. Counterparts discussed possibilities of training Ukrainian submariners in the Kuznetsov Naval Academy. Besides, commanders of Russian and Ukrainian navies discussed matters related to bilateral naval exercise Fairway of Peace-2011to be conducted in May 23-26. 

The visit was held at the invitation of Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky.


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