Contents tagged with Sea Breeze-2018

  • No Ukraine-NATO drills planned in Sea of Azov

    Ukraine and NATO do not intend to hold joint exercises in the Sea of Azov, said Vadym Prystaiko, head of Ukraine’s NATO representation.

    “Joint exercises or operations in the Sea of Azov will definitely be perceived by Russia as provocation. The Alliance does not plan to provoke Russia… We do not yet have plans to conduct exercises in the Sea of Azov with NATO,” he told Interfax-Ukraine in an interview.

    He also pointed out that bringing military ships into the Sea of Azov is currently …

  • American warplanes arrive in Ukraine to take part in Clear Sky military exercises

    US Air Force F-15 and C-130 aircraft arrived in Ukraine to participate in the Clear Sky international exercises, the American Embassy in Ukraine reported on Twitter.

    “United States Air Force F-15C Eagles and a C-130J Super Hercules planes have arrived in Ukraine to participate in Clear Sky 2018, a multinational military exercise focusing on promoting peace and security,” the statement reads.

    In September, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine stated that these exercises would be carried out from …

  • Ukrainian Security Service to conduct anti-terrorist exercises in Transcarpathia

    From August 15 to 17, large-scale, special-tactic, anti-terrorist exercises will be conducted in the Transcarpathian region, reported the press center of the regional department of the State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).

    Training will be held in Velykobereznyansky, Perechynsky and Uzhhorod regions in conditions as realistic as possible and using special equipment and weapons. The National Police, National Guard, Armed Forces of Ukraine, State Border Service, State Emergency Service of …

  • Ukraine finishes testing new submarine detection system

    During the holding of the international Sea Breeze 2018 military exercise in Ukraine, the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Hydrodevices completed the factory tests of the new “Yatran” radio-sonar system which is designed to detect enemy submarines.

    This was announced by the press service of Ukroboronprom, the Ukrainian defense industry concern which includes the research institute.

    The Yatran system consists of sonar buoys with extremely sensitive sensors and a digital information …

  • President Poroshenko: cooperation between Ukraine and NATO has been increasing over the past four years

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that he recently met with US Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations and commander of the United States European Command.    The President noted the bilateral cooperation and stated that cooperation between Ukraine and NATO has been increasing over the last four years. He stressed that Ukraine is strengthening its defense capabilities and reforming the security sector because accession to …

  • American warships enter the Black Sea for joint exercises with Ukraine

    On Saturday, July 7, the U.S. 6th Fleet Blue Ridge-class command-and -control ship USS Mount Whitney entered the Black Sea to participate in the American-Ukrainian Sea Breeze 2018 naval exercises at Odessa, reported Naples-based 6th Fleet Command.

    "The Mount Whitney entered the Black Sea on July 7 to carry out security operations at sea, to improve regional marine stability and also to improve training of naval forces of NATO’s allies and partners. Within this mission, the ship will …