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Russia: Ukrainian missile boat Pryluky towed away from Crimea00:40

Russia: Ukrainian missile boat Pryluky towed away from Crimea

Russian Federation, Sevastopol
April 11, 2014 at 12:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Ukrainian missile boat Pryluky towed away from Crimea

The Matka-class missile boat "Pryluky" was towed from Sevastopol to Odessa Friday where it will rejoin the Ukrainian Navy. Under the terms of an agreement between Russia and Ukraine, all Ukrainian ships are to leave the territory of Crimea.

The Pryluky is the only Matka-class vessel in the Ukrainian fleet. At 39.5 metres (130 feet) long and 7.6 metres (25 feet) wide, it has a top speed of 42 knots (78 kilometres per hour), with a range of 2,330 kilometres (1,450 miles) when travelling at 14 knots (26 kilometres per hour) It boasts three M-520 diesel engines, capable of generating 5,000 horsepower each, two P-15 Termit anti-ship missiles, an AK-630 gun system, a 76 mm gun, and 16 9K34 Strela-3 man-portable air defence missile systems. Launched in 1979, it entered service with the Ukrainian Navy in 1996, after originally serving in the Soviet Navy.

The Russian Navy flag was hoisted aboard the ship March 20.

Russia: Ukrainian missile boat Pryluky towed away from Crimea00:40
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Russia: Ukrainian missile boat Pryluky towed away from Crimea

The Matka-class missile boat "Pryluky" was towed from Sevastopol to Odessa Friday where it will rejoin the Ukrainian Navy. Under the terms of an agreement between Russia and Ukraine, all Ukrainian ships are to leave the territory of Crimea.

The Pryluky is the only Matka-class vessel in the Ukrainian fleet. At 39.5 metres (130 feet) long and 7.6 metres (25 feet) wide, it has a top speed of 42 knots (78 kilometres per hour), with a range of 2,330 kilometres (1,450 miles) when travelling at 14 knots (26 kilometres per hour) It boasts three M-520 diesel engines, capable of generating 5,000 horsepower each, two P-15 Termit anti-ship missiles, an AK-630 gun system, a 76 mm gun, and 16 9K34 Strela-3 man-portable air defence missile systems. Launched in 1979, it entered service with the Ukrainian Navy in 1996, after originally serving in the Soviet Navy.

The Russian Navy flag was hoisted aboard the ship March 20.

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