“Porter destroyer is the frequent guest in our region. Particularly, it is the seventh visit of the American vessel to the Black Sea since the beginning of 2019 and the second to Odesa; the first visit took place in August. Last year the destroyer participated in the annual Sea Breeze 2018 drills,” the message said.
The ministry said that the entrance of the American destroyer to the Black Sea is the planned activity to show the commitment of Washington to free navigation.
Besides, the number of planned events, particularly, the participation in the drills of Passex type will take place during the visit of the American destroyer to Odesa. The sporting events will take place between the crews of the vessels of two states.
As we reported U.S. missile-armed destroyer USS Carney passed the Bosphorus and entered the waters of the Black Sea for participation in the Sea Breeze 2019 drills.
Sea Breeze 2019, the Ukrainian-American military drills began in Odesa on July 1.