US and Ukraine to conduct joint naval drills

According to information released on the Defense Ministry’s website, Ukraine and USA will conduct joint naval drills called Sea Breeze 2016 beginning in Ukraine on July 18.

“The topic of current naval drills is the conduct of multinational operations on security in the crisis region,” the Ministry of Defense noted. Maneuvers will take place in the Odessa and Mykolaiv regions as well as in the northwestern part of the Black Sea.

It was also mentioned in the Defense Ministry’s report that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are planning to participate in ten multinational exercises in 2016, including six that will take place outside Ukraine. Sea Breeze 2015 was held in Ukraine from August 31 to September 12. Servicemen from 12 countries took part in the exercises.

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