Riverine-2019: Ukrainian and Romanian Naval Exercise
The naval forces of both countries held exercises in the Danube estuary
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As part of the Ukrainian-Romanian Riverine-2019 exercise, the tactical boat force carried out a series of joint actions at the mouth of the Danube River, the press service of the Ministry of Defense reported.
In particular, boats of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, the Maritime Guard of the State Border Service of Ukraine, the Romanian Naval Forces and Coastal Defense Units conducted trainings according to NATO standards.
The participants in the exercises worked on the issue of tactical maneuvering, mine clearance, search and rescue for an overboard victim in the water and also inspection operations.
The Ministry of Defense noted that the small armored artillery boats of the Gyurza-M type as part of the Naval Forces of Ukraine had the opportunity to perform tasks in rivers and estuaries.
“It is extremely important for Ukrainian military sailors to gain experience in the use of such forces in certain areas. And the format of the Ukrainian-Romanian Riverine-2019 exercise is best suited for this,” the report said.
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