USS Donald Cook Departs Odessa

February 27, 2019 – USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Odessa, Ukraine Feb. 27 after completing a scheduled port visit as part of continued Black Sea presence and support to NATO allies and regional partners. While in port, the ship hosted senior-level government discussions between U.S., Ukrainian, and other European representatives, including Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Ambassador Kurt Volker, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, and U.S. European Command Civilian Deputy to the Commander Ambassador Philip…

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USS Donald Cook Departs Odessa

February 27, 2019 – USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Odessa, Ukraine Feb. 27 after completing a scheduled port visit as part of continued Black Sea presence and support to NATO allies and regional partners. While in port, the ship hosted senior-level government discussions between U.S., Ukrainian, and other European representatives, including Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Ambassador Kurt Volker, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, and U.S. European Command Civilian Deputy to the Commander Ambassador Philip…

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USS Donald Cook Makes Port Call in Odessa

February 25, 2019 – USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Odessa, Ukraine, Feb. 25, 2019 for a scheduled port visit as part of our continued Black Sea presence and support to our region partners. Since arriving in the Black Sea on Feb. 19, 2019, the ship’s crew conducted maritime interoperability training exercises with the Turkish navy. These operations enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness and naval capability with our NATO allies and Black Sea partners. This is the fourth U.S. ship visit to Odesa since January 2018. While in…

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USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea

February 19, 2019 – USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) began its north-bound transit of the Dardanelles Strait, en route to the Black Sea Feb. 19 to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness, and naval capability with our NATO allies and partners in the region. The ship last visited the Black Sea in January 2019, during which it visited Batumi, Georgia and conducted an exercise with two Georgian Coast Guard ships. During its time in port the ship’s crew was warmly received by their Georgian hosts…

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USS Carney Arrives in Odessa

USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived in Odessa, Ukraine, Jan. 8, 2018, for a scheduled port visit. The visit to Odessa demonstrates a shared commitment to promote security and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance interoperability with partners in the Black Sea. “As a Forward-Deployed Naval Forces – Europe destroyer, returning to the Black Sea and Odessa is a familiar mission. Carney was here during the summer in support of Sea Breeze 2017, and we look forward to improving our cooperative capability with the Ukrainian Navy,” said Cmdr.…

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USS James E. Williams Arrives in Odessa

USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) arrived in Odessa, Ukraine, Nov. 29, 2017, for a scheduled port visit. While in Odessa, the Sailors aboard James E. Williams will be hosting a reception on the ship as well as engaging in a community relations project with the local community. “I think this project will be a really awesome opportunity to interact with the locals and get a unique experience in the city,” said Religious Programs Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Deluca, from Charlotte, North Carolina. The Sailors aboard the ship will be…

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La Fayette in Odessa March 26th

Today, March 26, 2015, a protocol meeting was held in Odessa City Council. The Mayor of Odessa Gennadiy Trukhanov met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic in Ukraine Mr. Alain Remy and the commander of the French frigate «La Fayette» the Captain of the 2nd Rank Mr. Makar Uk. The meeting was held on the occasion of French frigate’s entering in Odessa.  According to the press center of the Command of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, it is planned to share experiences between the personnel of…

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