Today, February 1, the NATO exercises started, during which the standard methods to repulse air, underwater and ground attacks to be worked out. The exercises will last till February 10.
The exercise "Sea Shield" to involve 2,8 thousand of military personnel from Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, Romania, Spain, the USA, Turkey and Ukraine, 16 surface vessels, one submarine and ten planes.
500 soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces with weapons and military equipment, as well as a ship, a helicopter and an airplane, will take part in the exercises from Ukraine.
January 31, Spanish frigate Almirante Juan de Borbon, equipped with anti-missile defense system Aegis and a Canadian frigate St. Johns have entered the Black Sea. According to the Naval Forces of Romania, the ships will take part in NATO exercises "Sea Shield 2017" which will be held in the eastern part of the Black Sea. In the near future the US Navy destroyer Porter, equipped with a missile defense system Aegis, is expected to enter the Black Sea as well to take part in the exercises.
The modern missile destroyer of the Royal Navy of Great Britain ‘Diamond’ was also directed to the Black Sea to head the NATO naval group.