The U.S. Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagles and Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules arrived in Ukraine to take part in international military exercises Clear Sky 2018, the purpose of which is the consolidation of peace and security. The press office of the U.S. Embassy to Ukraine reported this on Facebook.
It is noted that the Clear Sky 2018 is a joint and multinational exercise, where 950 officers from nine countries will take part, including Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, the UK, and the U.S.
Reportedly, Secretary of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov claimed that the Ukrainian military would take large-scale drills in the Sea of Azov.
Deputy Chief of the Staff of the Ukrainian Navy Andriy Ryzhenko advised that Ukraine’s naval base, which is to be set in the Sea of Azov by the end of the year in Berdyansk (Zaporizhia region, southeastern Ukraine), will counter the mine threats.