U.S. Navy to expand activity in the Black Sea

The U.S. Navy has planned to widen its activities in the Black Sea region by involving 14 countries in its envisaged military training drills this year.

Quoting four-star U.S. admiral James Stavridis said that the chief of the U.S. European Command said on March 30 in his testimony in Congress that the marine operative-tactic corps would wide the area of its activities in the Black Sea region to include 14 countries.

There are six countries surrounding the Black Sea and they are Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Georgia.

The admiral explained to Congress that the widening of the activity area aims at training partner states for the Afghanistan peace mission.

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