A media group visited the amphibious dock landing ship USS LSD Whidbey Island (LSD 41). CDR Ethan M. Rule told guests about the ship, showed armament, equipment, etc.
The US military sailors shared their personal impressions from the first visit to Odesa, spoke about the exercise stressing the importance of joint actions to practice basic combat skills.
Capt. 1st rank Oleksiy Doskato, Co-director, Ukrainian party, said that during an active phase of the exercise a group of the Ukrainian marines along with US peers would conduct amphibious manoeuvres from USS LSD Whidbey Island.