The U.S. and Ukraine on the first day of the week Maritime Exercise Sea Breeze in the Odessa and Nikolaev areas, according to the plan they will last until September 12.
The exercises will be multinational. As expected, the exercises will involve 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.
in total, it is planned to involve more than 150 units of military equipment - ships, submarines, helicopters, aircraft and wheeled vehicles.
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."" I am sure that they will allow our sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines to share valuable information that will lead to the strengthening of relations and unity in the region ", - quoted him as saying.
according to the publication, during the sea phase of the exercises will be performed operation on interaction of water against submarines, as well as measures of protection at the point of attack from small vessels.
in addition, it comes down to the interaction in the air, repair damage received during the fighting, search and rescue operations, and tactical maneuvers.