Sea Breeze 2016 drills are over
14:15, 30 July 2016

Sea Breeze 2016 drills are over

USS Whidbey Island hosted the closing ceremony on July 30 in Odesa, southern Ukraine

14:15, 30 July 2016

The U.S. and Ukrainian command marked that the exercises were fruitful, efficient and comprehensive, adding that the armed forces of various countries in the Black Sea region had a great opportunity to improve their interaction so as to maintain security in the region (Interfax-Ukraine).

Ukrainian Navy commander Ihor Voronchenko reported that participants in the drills performed many exercises involving ground, naval and air forces. ‘The drills have become a powerful security factor in the Black Sea’, he said.

During the closing ceremony, Ukrainian officials awarded several foreign officers with medals for cooperation with the Ukrainian Navy.

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