International exercise Sea Breeze-2020 ended in the Black sea, all tasks, maneuvers performed in full, reported on Monday the press service of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine.
Commander of the naval forces of armed forces of Ukraine Oleksiy Neiipp July 20, reported that in the Black sea began international exercises Sea Breeze-2020.
Five NATO ships entered the port of Odessa as part of exercise Sea Breeze, they will stay there until 28 July, reports local newspaper "Duma".
Commander of the naval forces of Ukraine Oleksiy Neiipp Monday said that in the Black sea began international exercises Sea Breeze-2020. All the exercises were planned to attract about 2 thousand people from nine countries, more than 20 ships and planes and helicopters. Besides Ukraine and the USA Sea Breeze-2020 take part in the military of Bulgaria, Georgia, Norway, France, Romania, Spain and Turkey.
Exercises Sea Breeze-2020 and the activity of NATO in the black sea region do not meet the real security needs, these actions do not strengthen and weaken regional security, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Alexander Grushko.
International exercise Sea Breeze-2020 began Monday in the Black sea, said commander of the naval forces of Ukraine Oleksiy Neiipp. According to him, the exercises for "practicing a wide range of tasks in the sea, where now there are some pressing challenges and threats of the international security system".
International exercise Sea Breeze-2020 started in the Black sea, they will be in the new format because of the coronavirus, said on Monday the commander of the naval forces of Ukraine Oleksiy Neiipp.
Earlier, the General staff of Ukraine reported that the multinational exercises with the participation of the armed forces of Ukraine postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus.
The head of the Kherson regional state administration Yuriy Gusev said that working to increase the number of military in the region.
Previously commander of the naval forces of Ukraine Oleksiy Neiipp said about preparing to full-scale warfare against Russia, which, according to him, may attack the Kherson region in order to put the water from the Dnieper river to the Crimea. He mentioned the Ukrainian missile complex "Neptune", which is able to get to Sevastopol. Later commander of the combined forces Sergey Nev said that the words Neiipp exaggerated, it does not have all the information.
The author of the article for the French edition AgoraVox Kristel Neaño in the material ridiculed the statement of the Ukrainian side about the Russian "invasion".
She reminded that earlier the Deputy foreign Minister of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar stated that Russia could attack Ukraine during the exercises "Caucasus — 2020", and the commander of the Ukrainian Navy rear Admiral Alex Neiipp did not rule out that "the Russian Empire" attempts to strike at the Kherson area to restore water supply to Crimea through the North channel. According to the author, this scenario looks even "more crazy" than the mentioned "causes" of the attack.
Senator Alexei Pushkov commented in his Twitter statement of the commander of the Ukrainian Navy rear Admiral Alexei Neiipp about a possible confrontation with Russia.
Earlier Neiipp said about preparing to full-scale warfare against Russia, which, according to him, can supposedly attack the Kherson region with the aim to guarantee the water supply of the Crimea.
The commander of the Ukrainian Navy rear Admiral Alex Neiipp in interview to the newspaper "Duma", said that thanks to the American supply boats Mark VI Ukraine will be able to restrict the freedom of action of Russia in the Azov sea.
"The Azov sea is not a pool of the Russian Federation. If they think they will behave, as I used to — they will not work. This year we will increase the number of units in the sea of Azov. We must receive from US the most modern boats of the type Mark VI - only 16 units. Of course, some of them are bound to be in the sea of Azov. With missiles on Board is more efficient for this region," said Neiipp.
Military expert Yuri Whips doubted the potential of Ukraine for war with Russia and told what threatens Kiev the attack on the Crimea.
He called the recent statement by the commander of the naval forces of Ukraine Alexey Neiipp about preparing for the strike on the Peninsula "political bravado". According to the expert, in case of attack APU in the Crimea the Russian army will answer a blow not only to those who will storm the Peninsula, but also on the bases and headquarters of the enemy.
The commander of the Ukrainian Navy rear Admiral Alex Neiipp in interview to the newspaper "Duma" called Sevastopol, the main base of the Navy of the country and promised to return.
He added that he served in Sevastopol all his life, and promised to be there. According to the military, many Ukrainian officers have housing in Crimea.
The commander of the Ukrainian Navy rear Admiral Alex Neiipp said in an interview with the newspaper "Duma" that the refusal of Kiev from the completion of the cruiser "Ukraine" is associated with the absence of Russian aircraft carrier compounds in the USA.
"On the cruiser "Ukraine" decided that it will not be part of the naval forces is the ocean the ship of the old Soviet project. All weapon systems which it stood, — all of them of Russian production. The cruiser is a big target, and no more," - said Neiipp.