Contents tagged with Sea Breeze

  • Russia conducts air force drills in Black Sea amid Sea Breeze multinational exercises

    The Russian Force and Air Defense units conducted training flights over the Black Sea. The exercises involved 10 aircraft, reported the press service of the Russian Navy.

    The Russian military has worked out missile and bomb attacks on the ships of the conventional enemy. Su-30SM multirole fighters, Su-24M front-line bombers, Su-27 and Su-34 fighter jets of the Southern Military District were involved in the exercises.

    Before the beginning of the "exercise" the Russians conducted …

  • Kyiv: Russia, fearing Sea Breeze–2021 exercises, has sent its entire Black Sea Fleet to the area

    Russia, fearful of Sea Breeze–2021 exercises, has sent its entire Black Sea Fleet to the area, reported the press service of the General Intelligence Directorate of Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    "We see that to monitor the exercises, Russia has sent all the ships to the area, which are now not performing their usual tasks. The aggressor country is trying to demonstrate that it is ready to defend its interests by military force. But Russia clearly lacks the strength and resources in the Black Sea, …

  • Russian submarine begins drills in Black Sea amid Sea Breeze multinational exercises

    The Russian diesel submarine Kolpino, which can carry Kalibr cruise missiles, began the exercises in the Black Sea amid the international military maneuvers Sea Breeze 2021, which are headed by Ukraine and the United States and attended by other NATO members and their partners.

    "During the complex exercise, the submariners worked out algorithms for the management of the submarine during both regular and emergency surfacing and submerging, performed submerging to different depths with a maximum …

  • Sea Breeze-2021 multinational military exercises kick off in Black Sea

    The kickoff of the multinational exercises Sea Breeze-2021 took place in Odesa on June 28. Representatives of about 30 partner countries involved in the maneuvers took part in the event, reported Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    "The main goal of Sea Breeze 2021 is to increase the level of interoperability between the Ukrainian, U.S. Navy and NATO member states while fulfilling common tasks to maintain maritime regional security and ensure peace and stability in the Black Sea region," the statement …

  • Russia urges U.S. not to take part in ‘aggressive’ Sea Breeze-2021 exercises

    Russia calls on the United States not to take part in the multinational military exercises Sea Breeze-2021, said the Russian Embassy in the United States.

    According to the Russian side, the Sea Breeze exercises are "large-scale and aggressive" and these exercises allegedly do not meet the real security objectives in the Black Sea region.

    The Russian embassy also said that these exercises "increase the risks of unintentional incidents, as well as encourage Kyiv’s militaristic sentiment."

    "All …

  • Sea Breeze 2020 international exercises kick off in the Black Sea

    On Monday, July 20, the international naval exercises Sea Breeze 2020 started off the coast of Odesa in the Black Sea.

    The commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa, said that in addition to Ukrainian forces, the maneuvers will involve sailors from the United States, Bulgaria, Georgia, Spain, Turkey, Norway and Romania.

    He noted, however, that the length of the exercises had been reduced to one week due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Neizhpapa, the main goal …

  • Japan to take part in Sea Breeze naval exercise in Ukraine for the first time

    For the first time, the Japan Self-Defense Forces will be taking part in the Sea Breeze 2020 naval exercise, which will be held in Ukraine this year, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry announced on its website.

    On Wednesday February 5, Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Zahorodniuk met with Jiro Hiroe, director of one of the departments of the Japanese ground forces command.

    During the meeting, the parties agreed that Japanese troops would participate in the Sea Breeze exercise this year. The …

  • Ukraine to hold military exercises with US and Great Britain near Lviv

    International military exercises Rapid Trident-2019 will be held from September 13 to 28 near Lviv, Ukraine, reports the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on its Facebook page.

    More than 3,600 troops and 600 pieces of equipment from the United States, Britain, Canada, Georgia, Lithuania, Turkey, Moldova, Bulgaria, Poland, and Romania will participate in the drills. The 10th Mountain Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces of the Operational Command West that was formed during …

  • Ukrainian President plans to expand Sea Breeze multinational exercises

    The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated on Facebook that next year’s multinational Sea Breeze exercises  would be conducted in more regions and will have more troops taking part in them. "We plan to increase the number of the military taking part in the exercises, especially from the naval forces, and to expand the territories for the Sea Breeze 2019 exercises next year,” he said.

    In 2018, Sea Breeze exercises were conducted from July 9 to July 21 in the Odessa and Mykolaiv regions …

  • State Border Guard Service of Ukraine: More than 100 marine border guards to take part in Sea Breeze-2017

    More than 100 Ukrainian marine border guards and as many commanders of the Izmailsky border guard rapid reaction detachment will take part in the Ukrainian-American Sea Breeze-2017 military exercises, the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported.

    The border guards will conduct training on planning operations according to NATO standards, inspection team tactics, diving descent, airdrop missions and other training elements.

    “Nearly a dozen ships and boats and an air …