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NATO ships in Odesa

The crews of the four NATO ships that arrived in Odesa on Friday will have joint drills with Ukrainian sailors, according to an UNIAN correspondent. 

This was announced at a press conference on board the Polish Navy's ORP K.X. CZERNICKI on March 17.

ORP K.X. CZERNICKI Captain Alexander Urbanowicz is the commander of the fleet, which also comprises the Spanish Navy's ESPS DUERO, the German Navy's FGS ROTTWEIL, and the Turkish Navy's TCG ALANYA.

Urbanowicz said that the navies would stage joint naval drills.

"We will show how we perform various tasks for exchanging experience and improving future interaction," the commander of the ship said.

In particular, NATO servicemen will demonstrate their skills in using diving and anti-mine equipment, and will have joint drills for maintaining a vessel's ability to survive. Part of the training will take place on land. 

The foreign ships will stay in Odesa until April 20.

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