In the city of Novograd Volyn, Zhytomyr region began a three-day international festival of literature and art «Lesin Dzherela».
As reported by the organizers of the event, the festival, besides the music programme, there will also be meetings with famous Ukrainian and foreign writers and poets, theater performances, lectures by invited moderators, UNIAN reports.
The Deputy commander Voyenno-naval forces of Armed forces of Ukraine in combat training captain of the first rank Alexey Neiipp thanked the participants for fruitful cooperation and noted that the exercise has benefited all servicemen who took part in them.
Deputy head of the teachings from the American side the captain of the second rank Kenneth Engle emphasized that the military maneuvers «sea breeze» was held for the 14th time and just like all previous times, they were successful.
«All the issues on these international exercise objectives were met in full,» — said the American officer.
To commemorate the participation in the Ukrainian-American exercises «sea breeze 2016» representatives of all countries-participants of the land component were presented with commemorative gifts, the report says.
In addition, according to the defense, the closing ceremony of the military exercise sea breeze 2016″ took place in Odessa.
There’s a head on the American side, captain 1st rank Richard Dromerhauser said that the Ukrainian-American exercises «sea breeze-2016» has surpassed all expectations.
«The exercise exceeded all expectations. Together, we have achieved a lot in security. We performed all tasks safely and very clearly. And this is due to the fact that many Nations have much time to be engaged in the planning and conduct of exercises. And during that time we have built a good friendship, a clear understanding between soldiers of different countries,» said Dromerhauser.
He expressed the hope that in the future we will continue the practice of the exercise of the series «sea breeze» and the sides will maintain friendly relations.
As recalled in the defense Ministry, the Ukrainian-American exercises «sea breeze 2016» lasted from 18 to 30 July in the North-Western Black sea in Odessa and Mykolaiv regions. The theme of the exercise was to conduct a multinational security operations in the crisis region, a target — testing according to the standards of leading countries of the world actions of multinational staffs and forces during planning and carrying out the international operation for peace.
The event was attended by 4 thousand persons of the personnel. In addition, Ukraine and the United States, the exercise participants are Bulgaria, UK, Greece, Georgia, Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Sweden and Finland. The events attracted more than 25 warships, boats and support vessels of the naval forces of Ukraine, the state border service of Ukraine, the United States Navy, the Navy of Romania and the Turkish Navy, about 20 aircraft and helicopters, more than 140 units of automotive and armored vehicles, 700 soldiers of the marine infantry and other ground units.
Of the countries on the teachings presented training groups, staff officers, observers and instructors. Ukraine, in addition to Navy and the SBS, have also provided personnel and equipment of the army, Air force and National guard.
Ukrainian-American exercises «sea breeze 2016» ended 30.07.2016