Ukraine and NATO allies continued military drills in the Black Sea on Friday.
«The key thing is that we accomplished all of our training objectives for the first phase, so our air defence, surface exercises and our small boats ops were accomplished and very successful,» said Commodore Matthew Lehman, who is the US exercise director for Sea Breeze 2019.
The 12-day Sea Breeze 2019 exercises... Еще, involving Ukraine, the US, a dozen NATO members and a few other nations, began on Monday.
About 3,000 troops and a total of 32 warships and 24 aircraft are taking part.
The Russian Navy responded by carrying out drills to monitor the NATO countries' activity.