The international military exercises Sea Breeze-2017 in the active phase

In Odessa and Mykolaiv region ended the Ukrainian-American military exercises Sea Breeze-2017, which lasted from July 10. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine.

“The maneuvers were held with the participation of representatives of 16 countries, they brought almost 3.5 thousand servicemen, about 30 ships, boats and vessels, 22 units of aircraft, about 100 units of automotive and armored vehicles,” – said in the message.

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As noted at the closing ceremony of the exercise in Odessa, commander of the Naval forces of Armed Forces of Ukraine Igor Voronchenko, the participants of this “sea Breeze” managed to expand the format of the exercises at sea, in the field, in the air and under water .

In his view, one feature of the maneuvers was that in the course of events approved marine operations headquarters, the analogue of which is already at the end of this year it is planned to implement in the organizational structure of the national Navy. According to Voronenko, Patriotic Navy in the course of these exercises have taken another significant step towards the development of interoperability and the transition to NATO standards.

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In turn, the head manoeuvres of the Navy the captain of 1 rank Matthew Lehman said that the us Navy will use every chance to spend time in the Black sea joint exercises. He said that the current maneuvers were different from previous in terms of complexity, significantly increased.

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As previously reported, the international exercise started in Odessa on July 10. USA for the first time in six years, was sent to participate in the activities of the two warships with missiles.

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