Poltorak visited the international naval exercises “sea breeze – 2017”

Stepan Poltorak

23:41
Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Telegraph

Interfax-Ukraine

Photo: mil.gov.ua

Ukraine news:Poltorak commander of the US Navy 6 Davidson discussed the issues of improving the skills of military during common tasks.

The Minister of defence of Ukraine General Stepan Poltorak called for participating in the international naval exercises “sea breeze – 2017” the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy frigate “Hetman Sahaidachny”, destroyer and missile cruiser U.S. Navy, and met with the commander of the 6th fleet of the USA Vice-Admiral Philip Davidson.

“In the framework of the working trip to Odesa region checked the progress of the international exercise Sea Breeze-2017, visited the frigate “Hetman Sahaidachny” of the Ukrainian Navy, the US Navy destroyer “Carney” and the missile cruiser “HueCity” taking part in the exercises. While chatting with the commander of the 6th fleet of the USA Vice-Admiral Philip Davidson discussed the prospects of future stages of the exercises and questions of improvement of professional skills of the military personnel during common tasks,” wrote S. Poltorak in his page on the social network Facebook on Saturday.

As reported on the website of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine, the commander briefed the Minister of defence of Ukraine the centre for control and navigation. Meeting with F. Davidson was held at the “HueCity”.

“Sir, I am very grateful that you are taking in Odessa, our two ships. And we are honored to participate in such large-scale exercises with other 16 countries of the world. Due to the fact that we are meeting our goals together, we become stronger and so sharpen their professional skills”, – quotes the Ukrainian defense Ministry commander of the 6th fleet of the USA.

During the visit on the frigate “Hetman Sahaidachny” Stepan Poltorak visited the personnel of the ship and heard a report on the progress of the international Maritime military exercises, commander of Ukrainian Navy Vice-Admiral Igor Voronchenko.

Also during the visit, met the head of Ukrainian defense Ministry, with representatives of Kyiv Association of military attaches, during which the Minister informed the representatives of foreign States about the reforms that are going on in the Ministry of defense of Ukraine.

“Separate divisions of naval forces of Ukraine take an active part in the fighting in the East of the country. Warriors demonstrate great professionalism and patriotism in the fight for the territorial integrity of the country. International exercises are extremely useful and constructive. I want to thank foreign colleagues because they, along with our improving military skill and help our soldiers to acquire new knowledge”, – said S. Poltorak.

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