Yesterday, on August 12, the American destroyer USS Carney entered the Black Sea as the press service of the United States Sixth Fleet reported.
"The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) entered the Black Sea, Aug. 12, in order to conduct maritime security operations," the message said.
It is noted that the destroyer plans to actively cooperate with the allies and partners in the Black Sea region. Thus, as the US Navy specified, the US shows the commitment to the security principle in the region.
"Carney’s arrival in the Black Sea demonstrates our continued commitment to security and stability in the region. Our time spent here will help us improve interoperability and the sharing of information and experiences with our partner nations,” as Tyson Young, the Commander of Carney said.
Earlier, a group of NATO vessels entered Odesa port. It was specified that the ships are the part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2). In particular, a frigate "De Ruyter" of the Netherland’s Royal Navy, a frigate "Fatih" and mine-hunter "Аnamur" of the Turkish Navy, Germany’s support ship "Rhein", a frigate "Regele Ferdinand" and mine-hunter "Lupu Dinescu" from Romania docked in the port.
Moreover, the Sea Breeze 2018 international drills were held in July in Odesa and Mykolaiv regions.