Hi John and Doves,
Operation Sea Breeze is taking place in the BLACK SEA REGION from June 28th to July 10th. It is the largest of it's kind, involving 32 countries from 6 continents, providing 5,000 troops, 32 ships, 40 aircraft and 18 special operations and dive teams. The U.S. Sixth Fleet will participate in the exercise. The U.S. and Ukraine are co-hosting the event.
The short articles in the links below offer all the details.
Notably missing from the list of countries partaking, is Russia. My, my !! Russia actually threatened a British warship in the region only last week. Firing off rounds and bombing her forward path. Russia has since released statements about the incident - warning the British that it will not tolerate interference in the region. How the heck Russia is going to "tolerate" Operation Sea Breeze, is anyone's guess.
Check out the list of countries in the link, plus all the other details. Something very wrong could happen during this "exercise". I can't see how Russia could throw a grand tantrum like it did the last time. Amassing thousands of troops on the border of Ukraine. This time, there are 32 countries involved with all their ships, troops and arms. Huh!
How will Russia react? This is the big question. It could turn into a big, fat nothing burger or........?
We would do well to keep our eyes and ears peeled.