Odessa, 13 JULY 2016, CONTEXT-Prichernomorie -- Acting First Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Navy Captain 1st Rank Roman Gladky said that exercises «Sea Breeze» in 2016 significantly expand the «geography» of sites and regions where they are held, the correspondent of IA «Context-Prichernomorie» reports.
It was reported to the agency today, July 13, in the press center of the Command of the Naval Forces of Ukraine.
According to the press center, the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine completed the main preparations for the Ukrainian-American exercises «Sea Breeze 2016», scheduled to take place on 18-30 July in the North-Western part of the Black sea, Odessa and Nikolaev areas.
To Odessa and other sites of exercises already arrive foreign participants, unfold field camp coastal component. In Odessa and on the ground of Nilokaev region conducted training courses with participation of foreign instructors in planning, leadership, as well as the theoretical course of the process of planning operation to comply with NATO standards and the course to provide medical aid in combat.
Ukrainian Navy ships carried out monitoring trips to verify the technical readiness.
«Ships, forces and troops are fully prepared to carry out tasks of the exercise. Just returned from the sea frigate «Hetman Sagaidachny» and sea tug «Koretz», carried out cross-database transitions of ships, boats and support vessels involved in the activities. Also, there are final preparations for the actions of coastal and air components», -- said the Deputy Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine for combat training Capt. 1 rank Alexei Neizhpapa.
«This year, «Sea Breeze» greatly expands «geography» of sites and areas of its holding. In addition to the activities in the sea of 25 ships, boats and support vessels from Ukraine, USA, Turkey and Romania, and apart from the air component which is wider than in previous years, will be a range of activities of the coastal component of the multinational tactical group»,-- said, in turn, temporarily acting as the First Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Navy R. Gladky.
According to him, stabilizing actions during the operation in the crisis region to NATO standards Marines and Special Forces from Ukraine, USA, Georgia and Moldova will hold in the Interspecific training center units in the Nilokaev region, and in the south of the Odessa region.
The coastal component will make landing a sea and air, in different areas of the Odessa region. Also planned artillery action during the antilanding defense, to overcome water obstacles with the involvement of engineer units, special security actions in the seaside direction, air cover for the landing.
«The exercise promises to be intense and dynamic. And most importantly, we will have a good opportunity to work out the organization of planning and training of multinational operation and the joint actions during the multinational security operation in the crisis region to NATO standards», — said the acting First Deputy Commander of the Navy.