Ukraine, NATO to hold joint exercise in Odesa
On October 5–9, 2020, Odesa will host joint exercise "Coherent Resilience" involving Ukrainian forces and those of NATO member states, aimed to protect critical infrastructure in the Black Sea region, as reported by the Cabinet press service.
Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba and NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy Bettina Cadenbach have signed the relevant document at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday.
The parties will work out action algorithms for crisis situations that may arise in the Black Sea region.
"The goal is to provide a smooth, timely, and competent response to cyber attacks, attacks on ports, seizure of transport routes and other threats," the government said.
It is noted that more than 200 experts will take part in the exercises.
Ukraine will be represented by officials from over 20 government departments, while the Alliance will deploy representatives of NATO centers of excellence and the NATO Mission in Ukraine.
The European Hybrid Threat Center will also join in.
"Ukraine and NATO will work out a legend of a certain critical situation that will require coordinated action. During training, authorities will be able to harmonize their plans, check the effectiveness of response and recovery, the ability to communicate with each other on time, and inform people," the report says.