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The Ada project corvette under construction at a shipyard in Turkey, which is to enter service the Navy Forces of Ukraine, has received the name "Hetman Ivan Mazepa". This is stated in decree of the head of state No. 586/2022 dated August 18.
"Assign the Ada-class corvette of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine the name of Hetman Ivan Mazepa and in name this corvette — corvette "Hetman Ivan Mazepa", —
BAGNET recalls that Ukraine and Turkey signed a framework agreement in July 2021 on construction of two Ada-class corvettes for the needs of the Ukrainian navy.
Mazepa was the hetman of the Zaporozhian Army. During the Northern War of 1700-1721, he went over to the side of the Swedes.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga