Today, July 14, the ceremony of opening of bilateral Ukrainian-American military manoeuvres "Sea Breeze - 2008" takes place in Odesa.

According to the press service of the Defense Ministry, the main purpose of the current manoeuvres "Sea Breeze - 2008" is to train actions of multinational staffs and forces during the planning and holding of the peacemaking operation within NATO standards.

The leadership of the "Sea Breeze - 2008" manoeuvres is the first deputy commander of the Naval forces of the Armed Forced of Ukraine Viktor Maksymov and rear admiral of the Armed Forced of the USA John Muir.

The militaries from 17 countries will participate in the manoeuvres. In particular from Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Great Britain, Armenia, Greece, Georgia, Dane, Canada, Latvia, Macedonia, Romania, the USA, Turkey, Ukraine, France Germany.

The "Sea Breeze - 2008" manoeuvres will be held until July 28.


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