The multinational Exercise Sea Breeze in the Black sea should be considered As direct participation of the USA and NATO in strategic operational and combat training of military power of Ukraine, said a member of the Department of the state Duma on defense Franz Klintsevich (United Russia ).
The Sea Breeze exercises in the Odessa and Nikolaev areas will continue until September 12. As expected, they will participate 2, 5 thousand soldiers not only from the U.S. and Ukraine, but also from Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, UK, Romania, Sweden, Turkey and Moldova. In addition, almost every third military will be American troops.
"It is clear that these Multinational Exercises should be considered As direct participation of the USA and NATO in strategic operational and combat training of military power of Ukraine. In my opinion, the degree of negative impact on the escalation of confrontation in the Donbass they can be compared with the provision of lethal weapons to Ukraine ", - said Klintsevich correspondents.
in his vision, the Sea Breeze Exercises also deal a major blow to the Minsk agreements." Specially selecting the venue for the Odessa and Nikolaev areas, the U.S. once again openly provoke the Russian Federation ", - said the people's Deputy.
The commander of the 6th fleet of the U.S. Navy Vice Admiral James Foggo called the Exercise an " important opportunity for collaboration with our partners and to provide opportunities extensive training on the ground, in the air and on the sea."