The USS Donald Cook / Photo from Valeriy Chaly

The USS Donald Cook, the U.S. Navy's missile destroyer, will arrive at the port of Odesa, Ukraine, on February 25.

"On February 25, the USS Donald Cook is arriving at the port of Odesa," the Ukrainian Navy's press service told UNIAN.

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As UNIAN reported, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed that the Alliance is considering the possibility of strengthening its presence in the Black Sea region to support Ukraine.

In the coming days, NATO ships will enter the Black Sea to participate in military exercises.

Ukrainian Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak stated that NATO military ships would enter Ukrainian ports almost every month in 2019.

On February 18, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin announced the visit of NATO ships to Odesa next week.