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German warship comes to Black Sea in February

Werra, the floating naval base will join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two; it will reach the Bulgarian seaports in Burgas and Varna
14:37, 1 February 2019

Werra, German naval vessel
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Werra, the warship of the German Navy will join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG 2) in the Black Sea. Deutsche Welle reported that referring to the German defense ministry's official.

The floating naval base will reach the Bulgarian seaports in Burgas and Varna. 

The German authority does not plan to send any more vessels to that area.

Previously, U.S. battleship Donald Cook (DDG 75) entered the waters of the Black Sea and spent over a week there; it reached the Georgian port of Batumi. Pytlivyi (Watchful) vessel of the Black Sea Fleet kept the track of its course. 

Earlier, Germany reassured that it was ready to continue the support of Ukraine in the de-escalation and deterrence of the Russian armed aggression, including the provision of the military presence of the naval vessels of German Navy in the Black Sea as Ukraine’s Defense Ministry reported.

“The German side reassured in the readiness to continue the support of Ukraine in the de-escalation and deterrence of the Russian armed aggression, including the provision of the military presence of the naval vessels of German Navy, striving for release of the Ukrainian sailors and comprehensive support of the reforms in Ukraine’s security and defense sector,” the message said.

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