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The beginning of the Ukrainian-American exercises Sea Breeze-2017 in Odessa

Photo: Думская.net

The beginning of the Ukrainian-American exercises Sea Breeze-2017 in Odessa

Photo: Думская.net

The beginning of the Ukrainian-American exercises Sea Breeze-2017 in Odessa

Photo: Думская.net

The beginning of the Ukrainian-American exercises Sea Breeze-2017 in Odessa

In Odessa began the Ukrainian-American exercises Sea Breeze-2017, the correspondent of “Interfax-Ukraine” .

In the framework of the teachings of the Ukrainian sailors and their colleagues from partner countries plan to work through the actions of multinational headquarters for the planning and conduct of marine operations in accordance with NATO standards, the actions of the multinational forces during operations to maintain security in the Black sea.

Among the planned activities diving descents, the rate of inspection teams coordination of tactical groups, training to survive in combat for flight crews, teachings on anti-ship and air defense, amphibious and riverine operations, and others.

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In total, the exercise involved more than 30 ships, boats and vessels provide, more than 25 aircraft and helicopters, as well as members from 16 countries, including Ukraine, with a total of more than 3 thousand people. At the same time with the Ukrainian side in the events of Sea Breeze-2017 in addition to the naval forces of Armed forces of Ukraine will take part in units of machardie, State border service, Land and Air forces of Ukraine, and army corps of engineers.

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Opening exercises, the commander of the Navy Igor Voronchenko said that this year’s exercises mark a kind of anniversary – the 20th anniversary of the first exercise in 1997. And also these exercises – 15’s on account.

“I am confident that the exercise will be effective and will give the participants good results,” – said Voronchenko.

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In turn, the head of doctrines from the American side, captain 1st rank of the Tate Westbrook told that some of the exercises will be held in the “free games”, and also one of the elements will be the development of anti-submarine operations in the Black sea.

“Thank partners and allies for their presence here. We need to work together, to study together, and hopefully at the end of the exercise we will be more experienced and trained,” said Westbrooke.

The exercises will be held in the Odessa and Nikolaev region, as well as in the northwestern part of the Black sea.

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Note, the Ukrainian-American exercises Sea breeze series have been conducted since 1997 annually in accordance with the “Memorandum of understanding and cooperation on defense and military relations between the Ministry of defense and Ministry of defense of Ukraine” of 1993. They are held with the aim of training and increasing combat readiness of Voyenno-naval forces of Armed forces of Ukraine on a bilateral basis, but are open to other countries.

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