The ships of the black sea fleet and naval aviation will monitor the participants of the exercises Sea Breeze, said a source in the Military-the Marine sea fleet of Russia.
According to the source, currently fits the preparatory phase of the exercises.
"The active phase will be held in the neutral waters of the Eastern part of the Black sea. The black sea fleet ships will be used to track participants for the American destroyer "Donald cook" will watch patrol ship " fine ". In addition, this activity involves stationary tracking stations and radio reconnaissance and naval aviation of the black sea fleet ", – RIA "news" words of the source." Pilots of naval aviation has acquired considerable experience in the field of tracking NATO vessels without airspace violations ", – he added. In addition, the source has noticed that the message of Ukraine about participating in Sea Breeze ten ships is not true." If you take a total of an American ship, Bulgarian, Romanian, Turkish, together a dozen and can be typed, but the Ukrainian Navy such number of combat vessels running just no", - has specified a source. On the first day of the week in Ukraine were initiated multinational military exercises Sea Breeze-2015 with the participation of NATO countries. It was stated that this year the Sea Breeze exercises will be the most extensive in recorded history. They will participate to 2, 5 thousand Soldiers from different countries. It was announced that the Ukrainian army will involve a thousand soldiers, nine vessels, eight aircraft and helicopters, up to 50 units of wheeled vehicles, from the State border service of Ukraine – about 10 patrol boats. Remember, the exercises have been held since 1997 in the framework of bilateral cooperation. Their conduct caused numerous protests in Mykolaiv and Odessa regions, often accompanied by clashes. Twice maneuvers were disrupted, for example, because of resistance of local authorities.