Livorno, Italy May 2021by Jeannie Toschi Marazzani Visconti
In recent days at the port of Livorno (Tuscany) the Liberty Pride ship of the US Army’s Maritime Security program has docked. The ship must load weapons and equipment from Camp Darby. Camp Darby is located between Pisa and Livorno and is the fourth largest US arsenal outside the United States. Liberty Pride will deliver its cargo to the port of the Romanian city of Constanta on the Black Sea on the 23rd of this month, as weapons are needed for the Ukrainian-US Sea Breeze 2021 exercise. This year 27 countries (including 16 NATO members) with the involvement of military units, airplanes, and ships will participate in the war games. These countries will be joined by Observers for a total of 35 nations involved.
More information about Ukrainian-US Sea Breeze 2021 exercise:
Sea Breeze 2021: Ukraine, 29 NATO Allies to conduct joint exercise
(17.05.2021) The purpose of the drill is to raise the level of interoperability of Ukraine’s military with those of NATO member states.
The final planning conference for this year’s Sea Breeze naval exercise occurred in Odessa, 188 miles from the Crimean port city of Sevastopol* where the Russian Black Sea Fleet is based. Sea Breeze 2021 will be the twenty-first iteration of the U.S. Sixth Fleet-organized event, one employed to drill with the navies and other armed forces of America’s NATO allies and partners in Russia’s backyard. Ukraine is host nation and will co-organize the exercise with U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet. Odessa will be a key hub for the activities.
Here an older article I (kristine) found by research about Ukrainian-US Sea Breeze 2021 exercise
April 5, 2021By Rick ROZOFF