Sea Breeze 2019 to kick off in Ukraine next week

18:34, 26 June 2019

Sea Breeze 2019, the Ukrainian-American military drills will begin in Odesa on July 1. Traditionally, the exercises will be held at sea, on the ground, in the air and under the water. River warfare practice will be the true innovation of this year's exercises.

The legend of the drills foresees that the enemy will try blocking the way to the Black Sea from the Danube River. Ships and boats of the Maritime Guard will be tasked to convoy the civilian transport vessels across the river creek to the Black Sea.

This part of the drill is developed exclusively for the Maritime Guard of Ukraine's State Border Guard. The maritime component of Sea Breeze 2019 will also include the artillery drills, the deployment of reconnaissance groups and teamwork exercises for special detachments.