Odesa hosted the final planning conference of the Ukrainian-Romanian Riverian 2018 exercise. The representatives of the Ukrainian Navy, State Border Service and Romanian Naval Forces and Coastal Guard participated in the said event.
The conference was aimed at finalizing development and approval of the exercise plan. According to manoeuvres co-directors Capt. 1st Rank Dmytro Kovalenko (Ukraine) and Capt. 1st Rank Marcel Neculai (Romania), this bilateral exercise will occur for the first time and contribute to strengthening regional security and improving cooperation between the fleets of the two countries. Participants approved the scheduled events and detailed the episodes.
All the elements of the exercise will be worked out in line with the NATO standards. Riverian 2018 is scheduled for September 4-6 on the Danube River from Izmail (Ukraine) to Brăila (Romania).