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Ukraine and Turkey navies hold joint maneuvers in Black Sea


The crew of the small armored artillery boat Vyshhorod of the Ukrainian Navy carried out PASSEX type joint exercises with TCG Barbaros frigate and TCG Marti assault boat of the Turkish Navy in the Black Sea.


Ukraine and Turkey navies hold joint maneuvers in Black Sea TCG Barbaros (Picture source: Yoruk Isik)


According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the ships performed tasks for tactical maneuvering in warrants, anti-aircraft defense and communications training in accordance with NATO standards, the Dumskaya newspaper reports.
During the joint training, the Ukrainian artillery boat and Turkish ships carried out tactical maneuvering tasks, anti-aircraft defense exercises and communications training in accordance with NATO standards.

After carrying out its tasks, the Vyshhorod artillery boat returned to its permanent base and the Turkish boats moored at the quay wall of the marine station in Odessa.
Prior to these exercises, the Ukrainian military also carried out large-scale tactical exercises on the coast of the Sea of Azov in the Joint Forces Operation training range to check the troops’ combat readiness.

The visit of Turkish ships to Odesa will last until March 8. It became part of the annual marine exercises of the Turkish fleet, in which 67 ships of the Turkish Navy almost simultaneously will visit 40 foreign ports in the Marmara, Aegean and Black Seas.