Visit of USS Donald Cook symbolizes strength of U.S.-Ukraine partnership – Yovanovitch

February 25, 2019


Entering the port of Odesa by the American missile destroyer Donald Cook indicates a close U.S.-Ukrainian partnership, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has said.

“We warmly welcome the USS Donald Cook to Odesa. This ship visit symbolizes the strength of the U.S.-Ukraine partnership,” the U.S. Embassy to Ukraine quoted Yovanovitch as saying on Twitter on Monday.

As reported, the U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer Donald Cook entered the Black Sea on February 19 and arrived in Odesa on Monday. The American ship, which carries 56 Tomahawk cruise missiles with a range of 1,600 kilometers docked near the main Odesa port and will be moored there until February 27.

According to Turkey’s defense ministry, last week the Donald Cook entered the Black Sea with the Turkish rocket ship TCG Fatih.

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