KYIV, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Ukraine will sign a memorandum with
the United Kingdom, securing 1.25 billion pounds ($1.61 billion)
to build new military vessels for the Ukrainian Navy, President
Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Wednesday.
The memorandum would be signed during Zelenskiy's state
visit to the UK on Oct. 7-8.
"This is an important strategic document ... we will sign
this memorandum for the amount of 1.25 billion pounds,"
Zelenskiy told local television, without giving further details.
Specialised military news agencies have said the funds would
be in the form of a 10-year loan and allow the UK to provide 8
Barzan-class fast attack crafts to Ukraine.
They said the first two ships would be constructed in the UK
with the remaining 6 vessels to be completed in Ukraine.
($1 = 0.7770 pounds)
(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets, Editing by