: NATO begins naval exercises in Black Sea

14:16 Jul. 11, 2016

NATO begins naval exercises in Black Sea

The NATO-Emblem at the main entrance of the headquarters in Brussels. (Getty Images)

10-day drills aim to enhance Bulgarian navy's interoperability with other forces

The multinational Breeze drills, comprising 16 NATO members and the countries-participants of ‘Partnership for Peace', started in Bulgaria's territorial waters and international waters of the Black Sea.

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Three Romanian warships will participate in the drills, which are set to take place on July 11-17, according to the Radio Romania.

"Romanian ships subordinate to the forces placed at NATO's disposal. Participating in the drills, the Romanian navy will practice the crew's interaction with the similar military structures of the partners," an official statement of the Romanian Naval Forces Staff says.

At least 25 combat and auxiliary ships are to take part in the drills, which are held by the NATO since 1993. The motor ships of Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Turkey and Spain will also join the 10-day exercise.

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