The NATO frigates entered the Black Sea at the invitation of Ukraine to participate in the exercises.
The ships of the Black Sea Fleet escorted the NATO frigates, which entered the Black Sea at the invitation of Ukraine to participate in the exercises.
It is reported by RBC with reference to the National Center for Defense Management of Russia.
“The forces and facilities of the Black Sea Fleet took to escort a group of NATO ships of three frigates carrying guided missile weapons of the Netherlands, Canada and Spain, which entered the Black Sea area,” the message says.
It is noted that the escort is carried out by the ships of the Russian Navy “Ivan Khurs” and “Vasily Bykov”.
The Netherlands Navy destroyer “Evertsen”, the Canadian frigate “Toronto” and the Spanish frigate “Santa Maria” entered the Black Sea on March 28 to participate in the Sea Shield exercises.
April 1, the ships plan to enter the port of Odessa.