Running tests on the open sea "Kiev" will be released April 17. Its security will provide a rescue ship BSF "Commune" and specialists from the brigade of rescue vessels BSF, ITAR-TASS reported.
First exit submarine for sea tests planned in May 2011, but was delayed due to defects, which were then detected.
Diesel submarine boat "Kiev" was built in Leningrad in 1970. She came to the Northern Fleet of the USSR, then in 1990 — Black Sea Fleet. Aug. 1, 1997 it was transferred to the Navy Ukraine.
Submarine, but sought Polga repair. Due to lack of funds in the Ukrainian budget it stood for 20 years on the stocks of the dockyard.
As reported by the newspaper's gaze, on Mon source in the Navy Ukraine said that Ukraine was left of professionals from which you can enter the following command to Underwater boats.
"It must be admitted that the Ukrainian Navy has no professionals from which to recruit a full crew for the submarine. It is possible that this issue will explore with Russian colleagues, "- said the source.