In the port of Odessa on Monday, January 8, moored American destroyer USS Carney (DDG-64). He became the first NATO ship, who visited Odessa in 2018, according to local news site «Duma».
In July last year, the USS Carney participated in international exercises Sea Breeze 2017, during which the ship was raised by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
The destroyer will stay in Odessa until January 11. According to the command of the 6th fleet of the US Navy, the purpose of the visit was to conduct operations to ensure Maritime security and strengthening preparedness and the combined Maritime capabilities of allies and partners of NATO.