Russia keeps its calm in the Black Sea

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he Ukrainian Navy frigate Hetman Sahaidachnyi (R) and US Navy missile destroyer Donald Cook (DDG-75) are tied up during the Sea Breeze 2015 military drill opening ceremony at the Black Sea port of Odessa, Ukraine, 01 September 2015.

“Sea Breeze” has not been met with the usual Russian assertiveness


The U.S. and Ukraine navies started a two week naval exercise on Monday, in an exercise named “Sea Breeze” in the Black Sea. The exercise kicked off from Odessa. The exercise is to run until September 12.

Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom will also be taking part.

Russia is observing with the Krivak-class guided missile frigate Ladny. In the context of the Crimean conflict, the Russian State Duma has called the exercise a NATO/US pro...


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