The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko plans to increase the military contingent and to expand the areas of exercise Sea Breeze by 2019. About this he wrote on his page in Facebook.
“Our cooperation (with NATO countries that took part in the exercise in 2018, – ed.) speaks of unity and willingness to work together to protect the world and common values. In the same plans next year to increase the contingent of military men-participants of the exercises, especially naval forces, and to expand the areas of the doctrines “si breeze-2019”, – he wrote.
The President noted that this year the exercises Sea Breeze were attended by representatives of 19 countries-members of NATO and allies.
“Assessment of mentors from 8 member countries is clear and unequivocal, thanks to the training made a big step forward to improve the level of interaction and coordination of naval forces of Ukraine and military forces of the allies. And military exercises “XI Briz-2018″ – is not only increasing this compatibility, but also increase the level of Maritime and field training and coordination of multinational units”, – stressed the head of state.
We will remind that on July 21 in Ukraine ended exercises Sea Breeze – 2018. It was attended by members from 19 countries-members of NATO and countries participating in the NATO program “Partnership for peace”. In total, the exercise involved 29 surface ships and boats and air group, consisting of 25 aircraft and helicopters.