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February 9, 2023

Black Sea Rotational Force international military drill begins on Monday at Mihail Kogalniceanu base

The military base Mihail Kogalniceanu (Constanta County, southeastern Romania) will host on Monday morning the opening ceremony of the Black Sea Rotational Force (BSRF) 15.1 international military exercise.

The ceremony will also mark the close of the BSRF 14.3 multinational exercise held between September 2014 and February 2015 in several training facilities in Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia, attended by troops of Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and the United States, the Ministry of National Defence (MApN) informed Agerpres on Friday.

BSRF-15.1 is an annual exercise led by the US Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa Command; it is held in the Black Sea region, the Balkans and the Caucasus area. It aims at increasing the level of interoperability by joint training troops for peacekeeping and anti-insurgency operations.

The exercise has been planned a year ahead and included in the main actions plan of the General Headquarters of the Romanian Army. Participating troops come from Bulgaria, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Romania and the United States, MApN mentioned.


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