The Sea Breeze 2017, the large international exercises are now in high gear. Dumskaya.net, the Odesa-based outlet, released photos taken during the drills in the Black Sea waters.
In early hours of July 19, ship crews conducted a training rescue operation ‘saving’ Ukrainian boat Skadovsk; the mission. conducted under complicated navigation conditions, took place in the waters of Danube river.
Ukrainian fighter aircraft Mikoyan MiG-29 ‘attacked’ U.S. battle cruiser CG66 Hue City; the American ship, in turn, imitated building up an anti-aircraft defense force.
Armored boats Gyurza-M patrolled the lower reach of the Danube and convoyed other ships.
Ukrainian army gunships supported airborne troops as they embarked, while naval aviation pilots trained in landing directly in action; Hetman Sagaidachny, the frigate and the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy, took their planes aboard.
Ukrainian, Turkish and Georgian Marines embarked from landing vessels.
The Sea Breeze 2017 international exercise kicked off in Odesa on July 10; the U.S. sent two battleships carrying missiles – for the first time in six years of taking part in these drills.