Ukraine: NATO's Sea Breeze-2018 aviation drills get underway in Nikolaev

Ukraine and NATO troops took part in joint Sea Breeze-2018 drills in Nikolaev, southern Ukraine, on Thursday. An aviation group comprising 25 planes and helicopters took part. According to deputy head of military brigade Mikola Pleskatch, Mig-29 attack jets and Mi-14 helicopters took part in reconnaissance drills. Earlier this month Sea Breeze began in Odessa with 29 sea vessels involved. The... Еще drills aim to practice naval manoeuvres, air defence, as well as anti-submarine, search and rescue operations. This year's military exercise is guided from the flagship of the United States Sixth Fleet USS Mount Whitney. Servicemen from 19 NATO member countries take part in the drills in Odessa and Nikolaev regions as well as in some of the Black Sea's sea ranges. The Sea Breeze-2018 is scheduled to finish on 21 July.

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