NATO ships enter Black Sea

NATO ships enter Black Sea

The ships of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2) entered the Black Sea, media reported.

"The flagship of the group is Britain’s HMS Duncan (D37) missile destroyer. Besides, the group consists of frigates of Spanish Navy's SPS Victoria (F82), Turkish Navy’s TCG Gemlik (F492), German Navy’s FGS Bayern (F217) and also several other smaller ships," the report said.

Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister for European Integration Anatoly Petrenko said on April 24 that the Ukrainian Defense Ministry backed NATO vessels’ presence in the Black Sea.