Two ships of Russian Black Sea Fleet were recorded near sea areas Ukrainian state border during Sea Breeze international naval exercises, states the press service of Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).
“During the Ukrainian-US exercises "Sea Breeze - 2015" AFU found in the vicinity of territorial waters and maritime (exclusive) economic zone of Ukraine, the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, respectively, guard ship "Ladniy" and small antisubmarine ship "Suzdalets" were observed. Both ship appear in the area not for the first time in the area,” according to the statement.
Ukrainian units of coastal defense monitored the Russian navy reconnaissance and artillery support systems, in cooperation with the Naval ships of the Border Service of Ukraine. Later, the ship "Ladniy" went to the south of Odesa.
June 4, this year, the ship had been witnessed in the vicinity of marine areas Ukrainian border. In addition, while the Russian ship was on the way recommended by civil courts, it posed a threat to the safety of navigation.
The land, naval and air drills, which will last until September 12 in framework of "Sea Breeze - 2015" are designed to improve interoperability between the Ukrainian Naval Forces and the Naval Forces of North Atlantic Treaty Organization member and partner countries.