: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine, U.S. Navy approve plan of Sea Breeze-2017 drills

A conference was held in Odesa aimed at planning the Ukrainian-American military exercises Sea Breeze 2017, the theme of which is a multinational security operation in a crisis region, the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported.

Besides Ukrainian and U.S. military, the event was also attended by representatives from Georgia, Poland, Azerbaijan, the Netherlands, Romania, Canada, the UK, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Turkey.

”The idea of future exercises has been formed, a composition of components and maneuvering control system has been pre-defined. In addition, the aspects have been discussed of logistics and interaction with the media, the ranges have been defined for combat exercises and teamwork training of forces,” reads the statement.

The Sea Breeze-2017 exercises will combine theoretical and practical training process of planning and carrying out an operation under NATO standards, a leadership course, a course on first aid in combat, and the like.

As UNIAN reported earlier, in July the Ukrainian-U.S. military drills Sea Breeze 2016 were held in Odesa and Mykolaiv regions, as well as in the north-western part of the Black Sea.

See also: U.S. Congress approves defense budget for 2017, providing for military aid to Ukraine


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