Ukrainian Navy flagship frigate Sahaydachniy gets a hero welcome as she arrives in the Black Sea port of Odessa under Ukrainian flag.
Ukrainian Navy flagship frigate Sahaydachniy arrived in the port of Odessa in southern Ukraine on Thursday (March 6) under Ukrainian flag after reports her crew has defected to Russia.
Earlier in the week a Russian legislator was reported to tell media in Moscow that frigate Sahaydachniy has raised the Russian flag and was returning to her homeport of Sevastopol in Crimea.
Sahaydachniy was taking part in counter-piracy patrols with EU naval forces.
The flagship enjoyed a hero’s welcome in Ukrainian port of Odessa where ships commander rear admiral Andrii Tarasov reported to lieutenant general Anatoly Sirotenko, head of Ukrainian Southern Command.
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