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NATO vessels enter Odesa port

No reports on the aim and term of the vessels arrival to the port made
15:01, 23 July 2018

A group of NATO vessels entered Odesa port, as the press office of Ukraine’s Naval Forces reported on Facebook.

It was specified that the arrived vessels are the part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2). In particular, a frigate "De Ruyter" of the Netherland’s Royal Navy, a frigate "Fatih" and mine-hunter "Аnamur" of the Turkish Navy, Germany’s support ship "Rhein", a frigate "Regele Ferdinand" and mine-hunter "Lupu Dinescu" from Romania docked in the port.

Related: Ex-Navy commander suggests mining Azov Sea to prevent Russia's attack

No reports on the aim and term of the vessels arrival to the port made.

Earlier, Sea Breeze 2018 drills kicked off in Odesa on July 9

This year's Sea Breeze involves 30 vessels from naval forces of 19 countries, including a Turkish submarine. An important feature of the exercise is that the multinational staff will be coordinating the actions of naval, air and ground forces from USS Mount Whitney, the flagship of the 6th U.S. Navy Fleet.

Related: Ukraine’s Navy reports of tense situation in Black Sea, Sea of Azov

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