Command of naval forces of the United States believes that sailors from different countries could endorse for the Black sea similar General rule of conduct which operates in the Pacific, said on Wednesday the Commander of the sixth fleet of the U.S. Navy Vice Admiral James Foggo.
"last year, the Pacific region has adopted a" rule of conduct for unplanned contacts on sea "– a sort of " gentleman's agreement ", which allowed to increase security and strengthen mutual trust between the navies ", – quoted Vice-Admiral information Agency.
"We use it in conjunction with the naval forces of the people's liberation army of China, and would be able to spread it to the Black sea", - has specified Foggo. The commander of the sixth fleet of the U.S. Navy believes that the Sea Breeze exercises provide a good opportunity for mutual training with partners on the ground, in the air and at sea. According to his statement, it is important that participating in these eleven countries. As reported by the print edition OPINION, on the first day of the week in Odessa and Mykolaiv oblasts launched an international Maritime exercise Sea Breeze, which will last until September 12. They will be involved U.S. Soldiers, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, UK, Romania, Sweden, Turkey and Moldova. In total, it is planned to involve more than 150 units of military equipment – ships, submarines, helicopters, aircraft, and vehicles From the Ukrainian army, for example, will involve 1 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. Armed forces of the United States will be presented to 1 thousand Soldiers with weapons and military equipment, five ships, 2 submarines, six aircraft and helicopters, 40 units of wheeled vehicles. From NATO members and countries – participants of the program "Partnership for peace" in the exercise will involve up to five hundred soldiers with weapons and military equipment, six ships, 3 submarines, six planes and helicopters, 10 units of wheeled vehicles.