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Two NATO vessels to enter Odesa port

Source : 112 Ukraine

The commanders of the vessels will meet with the military of Ukraine’s Armed Forces
10:27, 28 March 2019

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Two vessels from Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) will enter Odesa seaport on April 1, as the press office of Canada’s Embassy to Ukraine reported.

“The frigate of the Royal Navy of Canada “Toronto” and the frigate of the Spanish Navy “Santa Maria” will arrive in Odesa after patrol in the Black Sea along with the other vessels as a part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 within a couple of days,” the message says.

The commanders of the vessels will meet with the military of Ukraine’s Armed Forces including Ukraine’s Navy and the representatives of the local authority during their stay in Odesa.

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Besides, they will host guests on board of the vessels during visiting hours.

As it was reported, French Navy warship, Éridan-class Minehunter Capricorne (M653) entered the sea port of Odesa

Earlier, American guided missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG-107) has passed the Great Belt and entered the Baltic Sea moving along the German coast as gazeta.ru reported. This vessel entered the Baltic Sea for the second time in 2019. 

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USS Gravely is the leader of the First permanent naval group of NATO, 57th out of 62 destroyers of the fourth generation with guided missile weaponry of Arleigh Burke type. Its construction was approved by thr U.S. Congress. The vessel is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles are its main weapon. The missile's range is up to 2,500 km and it can carry the nuclear warheads.

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