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Ukraine Pleads for Warships from the U.S. after Losing 2/3 of Its Navy in Crimea

The Free Beacon [1] with the latest:

Ukraine is requesting new warships for its navy after it lost about two-thirds of its fleet from the Russian seizure of Crimea last year,Defense One reports.

Ukrainian forces have been battling Russian-backed separatists on their eastern border in a conflict that has claimed more than 6,000 lives since last April. A month before the clashes erupted, unmarked Russian troops seized the Crimean peninsula and most of Ukraine’s naval ships in the Black Sea.