Ukraine and NATO have finally agreed to conduct a joint exercise to protect critical infrastructure in the Black Sea region, Indestructible Sustainability 2020 in Odesa. The press service of the Cabinet of Ministers stated this.
The corresponding document was signed on 15 January at NATO Headquarters in Brussels by Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba and NATO Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, Ambassador Bettina Kadenbach.
The “Enduring Sustainability - 2020 exercises” will be held on October 5–9 this year in Odesa. Participants from Ukraine and NATO countries will work out algorithms for actions in crisis situations that may arise in the Black Sea region. The goal is to respond smoothly, timely and competently to cyberattacks, attacks on ports, seizure of transport routes and other threats," - the report said.
In total, more than 200 specialists would be engaged in the exercises. Based on the results of the exercises, the US Higher Naval School will present a detailed analysis and recommendations at the beginning of 2021.
As we reported, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A. Milley met with Ruslan Khomchak, Chief of General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces.