In Ukraine completed the exercises sea breeze-2017

В Украине завершились учения Си Бриз-2017

The closing ceremony of exercise sea breeze-2017

Training military personnel from 16 countries lasted two weeks.

Today ended the Ukrainian-American exercises Sea Breeze-2017. The closing ceremony took place in the Odessa and Nikolaev region, the press service of the defense Ministry.

“In Odessa and the Nikolaev area today, on July 22 held a solemn ceremony of closing Ukrainian-American exercises Sea Breeze-2017, which lasted from July 10. The maneuvers took place with the participation of representatives of 16 countries, they brought almost 3.5 thousand servicemen, about 30 ships, boats and vessels, 22 units of aircraft, about 100 units of automotive and armored vehicles,” – said in the message.

At the closing ceremony of the exercise in Odessa, the commander of the Navy of Ukraine Vice-Admiral Igor Voronchenko said that the participants “were able to expand the format of the exercises at sea, in the field, in the air and under water”. In his opinion, one of the features of the maneuvers was the fact that during the events was tested marine operations headquarters, the analogue of which is already in the end of the year plan to introduce in the organizational structure of the Ukrainian Navy.

In turn, the head manoeuvres of the Navy captain first rank Matthew Lehman said that, although the teachings and complete, but the United States remain faithful to their partners and allies in the region. According to him, the us Navy “will use every chance to spend time in the Black sea joint exercises”.

As reported Корреспондент.netthe exercises sea breeze-2017 was launched on 10 July in Odessa and lasted for two weeks. In the active phase of the exercises involved more than 30 ships from USA, Ukraine, Georgia, Romania and Turkey.

Earlier in Nikolaev more than 20 aircraft of Ukraine and the USA took part in the aviation component of the exercise.