The US is upgrading several Ukrainian naval bases to give US and NATO warships the ability to dock in them, Breaking Defence reported.
The US efforts are now focused on the Ochakiv Naval Base and the military facility at Mykolaiv. The report noted that the US effort includes reinforcing and upgrading existing piers and adding a new floating dock, security fencing around the bases, ship repair facilities, and a pair of brand-new Maritime Operations Centers from which Ukrainian and NATO forces can direct exercises and coordinate activities.
Ukraine is not a NATO state, but it receives supplies and training from the US and NATO. Ukraine also hosts the annual Sea Breeze exercise that includes US and allied warships and several hundred Marines.
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