American Destroyer USS Carney DDG-64 entered the Odessa port to patrol regional waters on Monday, thus becoming the first ship of the NATO countries to visit the Black Sea region in 2018. According to the American Naval Forces, the goal is providing security and strengthening of naval capacity among NATO partners and allies. One local citizen questioned the ship's mission in Ukraine. «To my... Еще opinion, there is absolutely nothing for them [Americans] to do here,» the local man said. Another Odessa resident had a differing opinion, «They don't need it, but we might need it, as Ukraine almost doesn't have its own military and civil navy.» The ship is expected to stay at port till January 11, 2018.