Promotional video for Sea Breeze 2020 using b-roll from Sea Breeze 2019. Participating nations sail the Black Sea, July 11, 2019. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security and peace within the region. The two-week exercise focused on a range of security and stability scenarios in land, sea, and air.
The exercises are traditionally organized by Ukraine and the USA. About 20 countries have joined this year, an important indicator this year was the attraction of new participants, namely representatives of Japan and South Korea. Also, for the first time in the history of Sea Breeze, the Norwegian Armed Forces will be involved in the land component.Experts from Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Georgia, Denmark, Estonia, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Turkey and Sweden worked at the multinational headquarters.
The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine plans to participate in the Sea Breeze 2020 with 7 units of the ship-cater crew and 3 units of special actions of the Maritime Guard, the Border Guard Commandant’s Office of rapid response of the Izmail Border Guard Detachment, and the special DOZOR detachment, aircraft and helicopter of the Border Guard Aviation. Consequently, more than 200 border guards will be involved in the naval, land, anti-sabotage, diving and aerial components of the exercise.