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Ukrainian equipment remains abandoned in Crimea

13 February 2018

Large quantities of Ukrainian equipment remain in Crimea nearly four years after being left behind by Ukrainian troops during their withdrawal from the peninsula in March 2014 as a result of the Russian annexation.

Jane's has learned from open sources that, in addition to ammunition, the equipment left behind includes naval vessels, dozens of air defence systems and aircraft, and large numbers of armoured vehicles.

The naval vessels include the only Ukrainian Navy Foxtrot-class diesel-electric submarine Zaporozhye; Tarantul II-class missile corvette Prydniprovia; Pauk-class small patrol corvette Khmelnytskyi; Grisha V-class anti-submarine corvettes Lutsk and Ternopil; and Ropucha I-class landing ship Konstyantyn Olshanskyy.

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