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 and in the northwestern part of the Black Sea. Nineteen NATO-member countries and allies took part in them.
Sea Breeze exercises have been conducted every year since 1997.