The ceremonial raising of the flag of the Ukrainian Navy has taken place aboard the patrol boats Irpin and Reni to mark their incorporation into the navy.

The Ukrainian Navy announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

The ceremony, led by Vice Admiral Oleksii Neizhpapa, the commander of the Ukrainian Navy, was attended by a delegation from the Republic of Estonia, headed by Commodore Jüri Saska, the commander of the Estonian Navy.

The patrol boats P01 Roland and P02 Risto, which the Estonian Navy handed over to Ukraine this year in excellent, almost new condition, were named by the Ukrainian Naval Command after the hero city of Irpin and the city of Reni, whose port is the closest to the Republic of Estonia.


The Irpin and Reni patrol boats will perform combat missions, including protection of civilian shipping.