Today, on July 10, the Ukrainian-American navy drills Sea Breeze 2017 started in the Black Sea waterways. The theme of the drills, which were joined by the military men from 16 countries of the world, is conducting a multi-national maritime operation on security in the crisis area. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Overall, 31 ships, a motorboat and a vessel take part in the drills, as well as 29 airplanes and helicopters, with more than 3 000 of contingent.
«The drills are held at the territory of Odesa and Mykolaiv regions, at certain sea ranges in the North-East part of the Black Sea. The main training-combat elements and tasks will be practical planning and conducting an operation under NATO standards; holding training exercises in anti-submarine warfare, antiship defense, air defense, and the forceful release of the vessel, which is seized. Apart from that, it is planned to conduct airborne and river operations, training in search and rescue, underwater demining, wiring for trawls, etc.», – stated in the message.
The events will last till July 23.