‘The seaborne landing exercises took place in the southern part of Odesa region, southern Ukraine; Ukrainian marines took part in the exercise, as they landed from the U.S. ship. Today, tactical groups of navy vessels are maneuvering in the waters of the Black Sea, according to the plan of the drills. Naval aviation drills are in full swing, too. Marines were deployed from two AN-26 transport planes, somewhere in Odesa region’. Oleg Chubuk, press officer of the Ukrainian Navy, said this in an interview with 112 Ukraine TV channel.
Comparing the previous year’s drills with the ones held this year, the official said that the drills’ geography, as well as the number and kind of tasks significantly expanded.