Contents tagged with Sea Breeze 2019

  • Russian warship enters demarcated firing zone of Sea Breeze 2019 exercises

    A Russian military vessel entered a zone closed-off for firing practice during the Sea Breeze 2019 exercise, the press service of Ukraine’s Naval Command reported.

    “On 10.07.2019 the Russian Federation once again showed its true face. Disregarding the norms of international maritime law, it provoked an emergency in the waters of the Black Sea. Despite the coastal message to seafarers about the closed-off region for conducting the international Sea Breeze 2019 exercise, the ‘Smetlivy’, a ship …

  • Russia to monitor NATO's actions during Sea Breeze exercises

    Russian National Defense Management Center stated that Russian Black Sea fleet carries out a set of activities to monitor the actions of NATO ships during the Sea Breeze-2019 exercises in the Black Sea, reports RIA Novosti news agency.

    According to the Russian military, the monitoring is needed for fast response to possible emergencies. The exercises are organized in the North-Western part of the sea, the Defense Ministry said.

    Sea Breeze exercises has been held by Ukraine and the United …

  • Ukraine and NATO change plan of Sea Breeze military exercises because of Russia

    The plan of joint Sea Breeze—2019 exercises with participation of Ukraine, the USA, and NATO countries was changed due to Russia's actions in the Black Sea, reads the message of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

    The commander of the Ukrainian Navy Ihor Voronchenko said that the area of the maneuvers was changed due to the "attempts of Northern neighbor to confuse us with the sudden closure of the navigation area." "We took this as an additional challenge and are ready to counteract …

  • Kyiv: NATO military forces arrived in Odessa to participate in Sea Breeze 2019 exercises

    Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported about the arrival of additional units of the North Atlantic Alliance in Odessa to participate in the Sea Breeze 2019 exercises. The first units arrived in Odessa on the American C-130J Hercules, and the UK special marine forces arrived on British A400 Atlas jet aircraft, reports the press service of the Ukrainian military department.

    The exercises Sea Breeze were initially conducted as part of the Partnership for Peace program. Since the 2000s, they were …

  • Sea Breeze exercises to take place in Ukraine

    On Monday, July 1, traditional Ukrainian-American exercises Sea Breeze-2019 will start in Odessa, Ukraine, reports State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

    The exercises will be held at sea, on land, in the air, and underwater. This year for the first time, the participants of the event will also conduct drills on the river. According to the legend of the exercises, the enemy will try to block access to the sea from the Danube river. The ship-and-boat units of Maritime Protection will receive a …

  • Poroshenko proposes bill to allow foreign troops into Ukraine for military drills

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has put forward a bill in parliament which proposes to allow foreign troops into the country for the purpose of conducting international exercises. According to the Verkhovna Rada’s information portal, bill No. 10067 was sent on Tuesday 19 February to the National Security and Defense Committee for consideration.

    The president’s bill states that in 2019, six international exercises will be held in Ukraine: joint exercises with the US, UK and Romania, as …

  • Sea Breeze 2019 international exercises to be held in three southern regions of Ukraine

    The international military exercises Sea Breeze 2019 will be held in Mykolaiv, Kherson and Odessa regions in the north-western part of the Black Sea, the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported.

    During the preparatory conference, in Odessa, the participating countries clarified training tasks, developed a scenario and training plan, prepared the leadership headquarters for in accordance with NATO standards.

    According to the plan of exercises, the current Ukrainian-American …