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Sea Breeze-2019 to be held in Ukraine's Kherson, Mykolaiv, Odesa regions

Sea Breeze-2019 might be a tool of stability and security in the Black Sea
11:01, 12 February 2019

TASS

Ukrainian-American drills Sea Breeze will be held in Kherson, Mykolaiv, and Odesa regions, and in the northwest part of the Black Sea in 2019, as Ukraine’s Defence Ministry reported.

February 11, the main conference on drills kicked off in Odesa. The servicemen are expected to carry out tasks under NATO standards at sea, on land, in air and underwater.

Related: Preparation for annual Ukrainian-American Sea Breeze-2019 drills begins in Kyiv

NATO members and states which joint NATO “Partnership for Peace” program.

Earlier, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said he intended to increase the participant population of Sea Breeze – 2019 brills.

Related: Sea Breeze 2018 military drills completed in Ukraine

In the course of Sea Breeze-2018, the ship crews marched about 2,500 miles in the sea, the aviators carried out more than 200 flights with a total flight time of about 105 hours, the marines performed more than 400 skydiving jumps, half of them at night, and 60 on water, divers were underwater for more than 70 hours.

It was noted that the units that took part in the exercises "have coped with the tasks adequately and the goals have been achieved."

Related: Sea Breeze: National Guard Instructors conduct training for Moldova, Georgia

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