Isos wrote:What for ? They don't need a navy, only ciast guard to keep their waters.
It's not like they will use it against russian navy. That would be a costly suicide.
You're right, but the proposed large corvette would have almost made sense.
Also it was also a small size ship but at least a way to use the shipyards in Nikolaev.
It was a ship that could be used in the black sea and also for some operations with NATO country in the Mediterranean sea and the red sea.
It is basically a sort of equivalent (but more expensive) version of project 22380 built with western systems. Ukraine was going to provide only the hull and the engines
The funny thing is that they called it with the name of Vladimir the great, the Rurikid (same family as Ivan the terrible) ruler of the Kievan Rus in the 10th century. The nationalist even call him a Ukrainian hero, forgetting that Russia also celebrates him and that his ancestor Oleg came in Kiev from Novgorod and conquered it!
Ah this evil Russia conquering Ukraine... it is in their blood