Ukrainian-American exercises "Sea Breeze-2012 ", which took place on July 9 in Odessa and the region ended, reports Ukrainian news agency UNIAN.
The theme of the exercise was to conduct security operations at sea.
As said in the time closing ceremony of the teachings of the acting commander of the Navy Ukraine Vice-Admiral Yuri Ilyin, "The main result of the exercise was a high-quality and non-hazardous holding MNF full range of planned activities, the highest coherence and interoperability of staff and task forces. "
According to Vice-Admiral, the teachings have become a major international event preparation of the Ukrainian Navy in 2012.
According to Ilyin, Ukrainian ships and units during exercise improved interoperability with ships and units of other states, which, in his opinion, makes it possible in the upcoming move.
"In other words, we can use the term made during training units in multinational operations," — said Ilyin.
Co-director of the exercise, the captain of the first rank in the James Aiken time speech at the closing ceremony said that the multinational forces worked jointly, which will further contribute to the peacekeeping and humanitarian operations. South American officer thanked the local authorities, the management of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, law enforcement agencies for their assistance in the preparation and implementation of activities.
The two-week Ukrainian-American exercises "Sea Breeze 2012" officially opened on July 9 in Odessa. According to the scenario, in 4 steps 17 soldiers in the armies of the world coastal, marine and aviation components, worked out a number of issues related to anti-internationalist piracy and natural disasters, and humanitarian assistance.
Exercises "Sea Breeze" with the role of NATO troops conducted in Ukraine since 1997. They usually cause protest of some political forces, including the Communist Party of Ukraine, the Progressive Socialist Party Ukraine, and the inhabitants of the Crimea, Odessa and other southern regions, where exercises are conducted. They oppose Ukraine's rapprochement with NATO. In the 2009 exercise "Sea Breeze" were thwarted because Parliament has not given permission for the admission of foreign troops. In 2010, the teachings of the "Sea Breeze"Still held. Their theme was the planning and holding international anti-piracy operations.