Stepan Poltorak during opening of active phase of Sea Breeze 2016: Joint efforts and actions are a formula of success

2016-07-24 11:10:00 | ID: 22569

Odesa hosted an opening ceremony of the active phase of the US-Ukrainian Sea Breeze 2016 exercise.

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Minister of Defence of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak, Minister of Defence of Moldova Anatolie Şalaru, ambassadors of exercise participating nations, etc. attended the event.

According to the head of defence ministry, the Ukrainian servicemen along with their US peers and military of other states are about to launch an active phase of the exercise.

This exercise is conducted in the context of ongoing aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine aimed at destroying the existing system of European and world security. The number of security threats in the European region is growing. Sea Breeze 2016 is our joint contribution to stability and security in the Black Sea region,” Stepan Poltorak underlined.

ThefinalWarsawSummitdocumentsdefinethecurrentthreats, as well as ways how to fight with them. Oneofthekeyelementsistoimprove and enhance security in the Black Sea,” he remarked.

StepanPoltorakalsounderlinedtheimportanceofthesemaneuversfortheUkrainianarmy.