The ship of the French Navy M653 Capricorne (photo: facebook.com/GeneralStaff)
Ship of the French Navy M653 Capricorne entered in the commercial sea port of Odessa to participate in exercises with ships of the naval forces of Ukraine program PASSEX.
About it reports a press-service of the General staff of the armed forces.
The ship passed the Straits and entered the Black sea March 21.
“Minesweeper class Eridan (FR. Chasseur) M653 Capricorne of the French Navy, the country-member of NATO exercise with ships of the naval forces of Ukraine program PASSEX and support of bilateral French-Ukrainian cooperation in the naval sphere and security at sea, went to the Odessa commercial sea port on March 23, 2019”, — stated in the message.
Refers to a minesweeper mine hunter class Eridan. Total displacement of 625 tons.
This is the second visit of the NATO ships nachimovsky countries in the city this year. First, on 25 February stopped by the American missile destroyer USS Donald Cook.
We will remind, recently the U.S. air force carried out reconnaissance off the coast of Crimea