Russia’s seizure of many of Ukraine’s naval assets dealt a serious blow to the already-small Ukrainian navy. The Ukrainian government’s ambitions to rebuild a balanced fleet may be unrealizable. The progress already made in building a “mosquito fleet” suggests that redirecting development toward coastal defense would be a wiser course.
"Rebuilding the Ukrainian Navy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 70
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol70/iss4/5