In Ukraine, explained the presence of NATO ships in the Black sea

NATO ships entered the Black sea to participate in military exercises with Ukraine and Bulgaria, said Wednesday the office of the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

"Division 2-second permanent naval group of NATO (SNMG2) and mine counter measures NATO (SNMCMG2) for the second time this year, entered the Black sea for participation in two regional exercises with the navies of Bulgaria and Ukraine", - stated in the message in Facebook.

The press service said that in the next few days have scheduled visits to the port of Burgas (Bulgaria) and the port of Odessa, in compliance with all restrictive measures relating to combating the spread of the pandemic COVID-19.

Earlier, the national control center of defense of Russia reported that on 7 July the black sea fleet began tracking the action of the permanent mine countermeasure groups NATO forces - it comprises a floating supply base "Aliakmon" Greek Navy (flagship) and minesweepers-seekers min "Tambre" of the Spanish Navy and "Gaeta" Italian Navy.