Hetman Sahaidachny frigate, being under repair, flooded not to get to enemy – Reznikov
The flagship of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which was under repair, was flooded by the ship's commander in order to avoid falling into the hands of the invaders, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said.
"The commander of the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy followed the order to flood the ship so that the Hetman Sahaidachny frigate, which was under repair, would not fall into the hands of the enemy. It is hard to imagine a more difficult decision for a courageous soldier and crew," Reznikov wrote on Facebook on Friday.
He added that in the future Ukraine will build a new fleet, "modern and powerful."