"SEA BREEZE – 2008" MANOEUVRES START IN ODESA
July 14 2008
Today, July 14, the ceremony of opening of bilateral Ukrainian-American
military manoeuvres "Sea Breeze – 2008" takes place in Odesa.
According to the press service of the Defense Ministry, the main
purpose of the current manoeuvres "Sea Breeze – 2008" is to train
actions of multinational staffs and forces during the planning and
holding of the peacemaking operation within NATO standards.
The leadership of the "Sea Breeze – 2008" manoeuvres is the first
deputy commander of the Naval forces of the Armed Forced of Ukraine
Viktor Maksymov and rear admiral of the Armed Forced of the USA
The militaries from 17 countries will participate in the manoeuvres. In
particular from Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Great Britain, Armenia,
Greece, Georgia, Dane, Canada, Latvia, Macedonia, Romania, the USA,
Turkey, Ukraine, France Germany.
The "Sea Breeze – 2008" manoeuvres will be held until July 28.