Sea Breeze 2015, a large scale multinational maritime exercise, is due to commence in Ukraine on August 31, 2015. The purpose of the training is to practice multinational security operations in the crisis regions.

Scheduled to run until September 12, 2015, the exercise will involve 2,500 troops from the US, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Great Britain, Romania, Sweden, Turkey and Moldova.

The holding of the exercise in Ukraine was made possible following an approval of a bill ‘On Approval of President of Ukraine’s Decision on Admission of Foreign Troops to the Territory of Ukraine for Multinational Exercises in 2015’ by the Verkhovna Rada in March 2015.