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Ukrainian Ochakov may become the operational base of the US Navy

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Apparently caused a lot of noise in the domestic media by the US military, the construction of the base of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the city of Ochakov, Nikolaev region, apparently, was basically completed. However, the question remains - for what purpose was it conducted and for solving exactly what tasks are the overseas “partners” and “non-downstream” curators going to use this facility?


The boisterous activity that the military of the first mobile construction battalion of the United States Marine Corps (NMCB 1), the so-called Seabees (Sea Bees), developed in a small Ukrainian town, was not pure charity. The guys from the Pentagon are not like that, to engage their own subordinates in such a distance from the United States without at the same time pursuing some far-reaching plans.

So, even the “reconstruction of the facilities necessary for the full implementation of the Sea Breeze series exercises, in which the United States military has always taken part, is hardly an exhaustive explanation of the need for the naval builders suffered in Ochakov. As a matter of fact, the main, apparently, stage of work there was completed last summer. The Americans completed and commissioned the Ukrainian side the main object - the building of the operations center, and finishing work was already underway at the boat maintenance facility. What's next?

But then, apparently, the fun began. Lieutenant Spencer Bull, an officer in the subsea construction division involved in the project, said that activities in Ochakovo would continue. At the same time, he clarified with military frankness that his team of divers would not only work to strengthen existing piers, but also, much more interestingly, “draw up a map of the seabed to make sure that large ships could moor there.” Also, the Americans intended to find and map out a suitable place for the construction of the "planned by the project" floating dock.

These moments somehow very successfully coincided with the statement made by the then Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak. The general said with great pride that from now on, "ships of the Navy of the North Atlantic Alliance will permanently call at the ports of Ukraine." According to him, the corresponding agreement was reached during the meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, in the format "Ukraine and the Alliance’s defense ministers." Therefore, what do we have in the end?

Initially, the impression was that all the fuss was being done in order to create an inconspicuous base for special operations of American "fur seals", the 73rd naval center of special operations of the Ukrainian Navy deployed in the same Ochakovo (combat swimmers) could well be a cover for their activities on foreign territory . However, now we can talk about the prospect of a wider range of military presence fleet USA in Ukraine. Most likely, since we were talking about “big ships”, over time, a full-fledged operational base for him could be created in Ochakovo.

Given the distance to the coast of Crimea, which is less than 100 kilometers, it is very promising both tactically and strategically.

By the way, in favor of this assumption there is a mention that after the completion of work in Ochakovo itself, the Americans intended to carry out the construction of dormitories in Nikolaev. Allegedly for the military personnel of the Ukrainian Navy. However, this version raises deep doubts. Rather, we are talking about preparing places for the deployment of their own military, in case they come to the "non-winter" in large enough quantities.

All this taken together indicates that, at least in the middle-end of last year, the Pentagon had very specific plans for the Ukrainian direction. And since they began to invest their own resources and resources in their implementation, it would be naive to assume that these plans would be easily abandoned - even in the current difficult circumstances.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 25 March 2020 07: 45 New
    +9
    And I still remember how fifteen years ago, ordinary civilians of Ukraine, with a picket in the Crimean port, did not let the American construction battalion take part in the exercises. I remember being a Ukrainian under Yushchenko. On TV there was an "unobtrusive" advertisement about the "advantages" of joining NATO.
    How much the world has changed in just the last five years .... Now ordinary citizens are helping to build a NATO base in their city, and the whole country is dreaming of joining the alliance ...
    1. Evgen v
      Evgen v 25 March 2020 07: 52 New
      0
      Fattening animals.
    2. lwxx
      lwxx 25 March 2020 07: 54 New
      11
      You are somewhat mistaken. Citizens who protested now live in Russia. All protests against NATO and state ships in Ukraine were in the Crimea.
    3. Evgen v
      Evgen v 25 March 2020 07: 55 New
      +5
      Crimeans, and now you and they will not be allowed, NOTHING CHANGED!
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 25 March 2020 07: 58 New
        +2
        Ukrainian Ochakov may become the operational base of the US Navy

        In addition, they are building a base for NATO standards in Mariupol, and there are plans to create the main naval base in Berdyansk ...
        1. Okolotochny
          Okolotochny 25 March 2020 12: 04 New
          +3
          In addition, they are building a base for NATO standards in Mariupol, and there are plans to create the main naval base in Berdyansk ...

          On the Azov? It is doubtful. The output is also blocked there.
          1. major147
            major147 25 March 2020 13: 37 New
            +1
            Quote: Okolotochny
            In addition, they are building a base for NATO standards in Mariupol, and there are plans to create the main naval base in Berdyansk ...

            On the Azov? It is doubtful. The output is also blocked there.

            So you can spoil on boats .... And you can drag them dry.
    4. 7,62h54
      7,62h54 25 March 2020 08: 15 New
      -11
      And Lavrov was awarded the Star Hero of Labor. Probably including and for a slurred, toothless policy towards Ukraine.
    5. Moon
      Moon 25 March 2020 09: 17 New
      +4
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      Now ordinary citizens help build a NATO base in their city, and the whole country dreams of joining the alliance ...

      their opinions changed some events of 2014.
      And the protests against NATO were not only in Crimea.
      1. Tuzik
        Tuzik 25 March 2020 12: 04 New
        -1
        Quote: Σελήνη
        their opinions changed some events of 2014.

        Yeah, the opinion of the people has changed a lot. But I noticed that the bulk of the aggressive ones are not Russophobes, but Putinophobes.
        Please tell me, as far as I remember, they were planning to hold a referendum on the NATO issue, could the orange somehow get around it?
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          1. Tuzik
            Tuzik 26 March 2020 21: 02 New
            0
            In what year do you expect Putin will not be president?
            1. kot28.ru
              kot28.ru 3 May 2020 16: 11 New
              0
              In which the great Russian people decide it, and he decides it, despite your ovish propaganda.
  2. novel66
    novel66 25 March 2020 07: 47 New
    20
    how disgusting it sounds - Ukrainian Ochakov ...
    Memorable date of the military history of Russia. On December 17, 1788, Russian troops under the command of Prince Potemkin took the Turkish fortress Ochakov on the Black Sea coast near the mouth of the Dnieper. Griboedov’s winged expression of “the time of Ochakov and the conquest of Crimea” perpetuated the glorious victory of the commander Catherine II. (The source of information is the portal History.RF, https://histrf.ru/lenta-vremeni/event/view/vziatiie-krieposti-ochakov)
    1. Dmitry Potapov
      Dmitry Potapov 25 March 2020 08: 07 New
      +7
      So it was necessary at the time to cut off Ukraine from the entire Black Sea (Odessa, Nikolaev), there is nothing Ukrainian even in the names of these cities, but there are large ports and shipyards. And they would end up in the final part of the Sea of ​​Azov where their Cossacks went for salt, well, they would go further, the entrance to the Sea of ​​Azov is under our control, the base there would definitely not be a destiny.
      1. kot28.ru
        kot28.ru 26 March 2020 15: 00 New
        +1
        Yeltsin was not up to it
    2. Tuzik
      Tuzik 25 March 2020 12: 23 New
      -8
      Quote: novel xnumx
      how disgusting it sounds - Ukrainian Ochakov

      The Bolsheviks did not care. He is Russian, Ukrainian, or Moldavian, most importantly sho Soviet. In that gang, there were probably no Russian patriots. They cut the country into republics under the motto: "We will build our own new world."
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    3. ZaharoFF
      ZaharoFF 25 March 2020 14: 49 New
      +1
      I agree. I’ll say more - this is a shame. Everything that is being done there now is a shame.
      1. Tuzik
        Tuzik 25 March 2020 17: 34 New
        -1
        Unsuccessfully you answered, you will fall under the cons. )
        This site has a problem with comments, it is not written to whom the answer is addressed. Therefore, your "Agree" will be seen by many as an answer to the comment that is in front of yours: "The Bolsheviks are much worse than the Ukrainians." Here you constantly need to quote the one to whom you answer, so that the rest of the readers do not get confused. I don’t understand why such a cool site has not yet solved this problem!
        1. ZaharoFF
          ZaharoFF April 7 2020 08: 23 New
          0
          Missed. Here you can see exactly what is commented and quoted is not necessary. And there are brakes everywhere, no quotes can be saved from them. Good luck and don’t be ill!
  3. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 25 March 2020 07: 48 New
    +5
    and this is less than 100 kilometers
    Well ! Do not whine, as we whine! The Yankees still made a base for themselves on an independent ... The stronghold of democracy, damn it!
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 25 March 2020 07: 53 New
      -4
      And the most unfortunate thing is that with our indirect aiding ... (I do not mean you or yourself) ...
      1. carstorm 11
        carstorm 11 25 March 2020 08: 09 New
        0
        there is no aiding. there were always red lines that could not be crossed. it was known to all and adhered to. just these lines are now broken. opening such a database will always receive an answer. just another place. everything will depend on what will be placed there. in the Black Sea it’s extremely difficult to do something quietly.
        1. major147
          major147 25 March 2020 13: 42 New
          +3
          Quote: carstorm 11
          there were always red lines that could not be crossed. it was known to all and adhered to.

          Now the Ames authorities are called "political gopniks". Back behind the "red lines" they now need to be driven only with kicks.
        2. Karabin
          Karabin 25 March 2020 19: 40 New
          0
          Quote: carstorm 11
          opening such a database will always receive an answer.

          Who else will be given the star? fellow
    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent 25 March 2020 08: 17 New
      +9
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      The Yankees still made a base for themselves on an independent ... The stronghold of democracy, damn it!

      Yes, all ex-Ukraine, this is the US base. And Ochakov, Mariupol, Berdyansk, are just bricks in the bastion of the United States and NATO.

      Someone will say nonsense, what a bastion from a wretched outskirts ... But not she will play the first violin ... So only, "dance", "hto ne skache" and "shche ne vmerla".
      1. Tuzik
        Tuzik 25 March 2020 12: 33 New
        -1
        Quote: Insurgent
        But it will not be she who will play the first violin ... So just, "dancer"

        So almost all countries are dancing. There are only options for whom to dance.
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 25 March 2020 09: 42 New
      +1
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      Well ! Do not whine, as we whine! The Yankees still made a base for themselves on an independent ... The stronghold of democracy, damn it!

      That's what I expected. Not Odessa, not Mariupol, but Ochakov. It is not for nothing that Ochakov was called "South Kronstadt" before. This cynicism is like moonshine above the cork. Here again I want to recall the words of Zelensky said to Natanyahu
      "The fourth brother, he was at the front, he returned alive. He went through the Second World War, making a contribution to the victory over Nazism and the misanthropic ideology. Two years after the war, he had a son, and 2 years later, his grandson was born. Another 31 years, the grandson became president, and today he stands in front of you - Mr. Prime Minister, "
      - noted Zelensky.
      So he thinks that the president, but in fact betrayed and sold everything, even the memory of his grandfather, and this is not welcomed by the people of his nation. But he did not become president, but simply became head colonial administration. Larger hosts will not allow. Maybe someone will say that this is a fake, or the propaganda of the Kremlin and this is not true. Put a quiet minus.
      1. NordUral
        NordUral 25 March 2020 13: 34 New
        +1
        Product number 2 is you, not the president.
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    1. Tuzik
      Tuzik 25 March 2020 12: 38 New
      0
      Right first night? )
    2. major147
      major147 25 March 2020 13: 44 New
      -1
      Quote: Aliken
      These crested people for money and in their conjugal bed will launch the third.

      Here you "discovered America"! request
  5. 1536
    1536 25 March 2020 08: 02 New
    +3
    Americans know that:
    In 1737, the army of the Russian Empire besieged Ochakov, viewing it as the main outpost on the northern coast of the Black Sea. Ochakov was taken by Field Marshal Christopher Minich, but a year later he was abandoned and returned to Turkey.
    The second siege of Ochakovo occurred in 1788 and was sung in Derzhavin’s ode. By that time, the garrison of the city totaled 20 thousand soldiers. The fortress was defended by 300 guns. In the western suburbs was the castle of Gassan Pasha (Battery Cape).
    During the two-day battle of June 17–18, 1788 near Ochakov, the ships of the Russian flotilla and the Suvorov coastal batteries using firecrackers burned and sunk three 64-gun battleships, two 40-gun and three 32-gun frigates, and five small ships. One Turkish battleship was captured, renamed the "Leonty Martyr" and took part in the battle at Cape Kaliakriya in 1. After the defeat of the Turkish squadron and an almost six-month siege, Ochakov fortress was stormed by the troops of G. A. Potemkin on December 1791.
    (Information taken from their "Wikipedia", which Americans apparently don't read).
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 25 March 2020 09: 18 New
      +1
      Quote: 1536
      After the defeat of the Turkish squadron and an almost six-month siege, the Ochakov fortress was stormed by the troops of G. A. Potemkin on December 6
      This ends the Ochakov period in 1792, when the Ochakov fortress got its current name and became a completely Russian fortress. A monument was erected in the fortress, to the heroes who participated in the siege, and then in the multiple defense of the fortress.
      1. 1536
        1536 26 March 2020 07: 39 New
        +2
        The history of Russian cities never ends, even if they fall under occupation.
    2. Romario_Argo
      Romario_Argo 25 March 2020 10: 31 New
      -3
      I think we'll take everything - but a little later
      it is necessary for the locals to feel the bone marrow - all the "charm" of Ukrainian independence
      and, we have enough "Suvorovs" for everyone (!)
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  7. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 25 March 2020 08: 34 New
    0
    Q.E.D. Who else wants to call the forelocks - ,, brothers ,,?
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 25 March 2020 09: 09 New
      +1
      Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
      Q.E.D. Who else wants to call the forelocks - ,, brothers ,,?

      Crazy Julie wrote

      I am the son of a slave and a slave
      And he himself was born a slave.
      My unfortunate fate
      Thought about that.

      Since childhood I knew what it means to whip
      And the fiery metal.
      Learned to crawl and endure
      And he kissed his legs.

      They told me that from
      Do not go anywhere
      What is for my good
      Great gentlemen.

      And on big such gentlemen
      I looked upwards.
      And knew that I was only cattle
      And a mess for those.
    2. major147
      major147 25 March 2020 13: 46 New
      0
      Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
      Who else wants to call the forelocks - ,, brothers ,,?

      stop
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 25 March 2020 08: 35 New
    +1
    After the fight, why wave your fists?
    If NOT, then just watch and wait.
  9. egsp
    egsp 25 March 2020 08: 56 New
    -2
    Yes, let them build, anyway, everything will return to us.
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  10. Horon
    Horon 25 March 2020 09: 03 New
    +1
    The opening of such a base in Ukraine will make it an object of potential, bright and hot "love" of Russia with a smack of radioactivity. Yeah...! For 30 years, the fraternal people have finally made extracts. Although they began to degenerate much earlier, when they decided that their difference from the Russians was a sign of a separate nationality.
    1. Cyrus
      Cyrus 25 March 2020 10: 35 New
      -2
      But geeks must be crushed ...
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  11. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 25 March 2020 09: 04 New
    0
    I liked the photo the most. Yankee cuts the ribbon with the feeling of the owner, "we came, and this is all ours, and no longer yours." Madame with a horse grin, already put on glasses, and neighs like our chestnut from the 1st Guards cavalry squadron, the third with a smirk "that they have galloped." The rest are local Svidomo lads with obsequious faces serving the owner, selling the remains of their former homeland.
  12. Million
    Million 25 March 2020 10: 15 New
    +1
    This is not a matter of ordinary citizens of Ukraine, but of their rulers. Well, our authorities turned out to be unlucky if they "forgave" Ukraine
  13. IL-64
    IL-64 25 March 2020 12: 35 New
    +1
    What about the Monroe Doctrine? Well they have to constantly drive boxes back and forth. Although, having dozens of launching ax cells a short distance from us, nothing good anyway
    1. Tuzik
      Tuzik 25 March 2020 12: 52 New
      -1
      Russia just needs to get into NATO and we will only fight with aliens. drinks
  14. cniza
    cniza 25 March 2020 13: 14 New
    +2
    Therefore, what do we have in the end?


    We have a hornet's nest a hundred kilometers from Crimea ...
    1. Aleksandr1971
      Aleksandr1971 25 March 2020 13: 59 New
      +3
      Further it will be worse. We must be able to predict the situation, anticipate the actions of the enemy and take effective countermeasures. State coup in Ukraine - this is definitely a must!
      1. cniza
        cniza 25 March 2020 14: 07 New
        +2
        I can’t call for a coup, but the eradication of fascism is yes, it will solve all problems.
        1. Aleksandr1971
          Aleksandr1971 25 March 2020 14: 13 New
          +1
          Now too many broadly interpret the term "fascism" - everything that they don't like is supposedly "fascism".
          I call for a coup in Ukraine. And whether fascism abroad there or not is secondary. It is more important to protect your state interests.
          1. cniza
            cniza 25 March 2020 14: 15 New
            +1
            No upheavals are necessary; there is no broad interpretation of fascism; it either exists or does not exist. So I urge him to eradicate everything.
            1. Aleksandr1971
              Aleksandr1971 25 March 2020 14: 18 New
              0
              If you want to fight fascism in Ukraine, then that's good.

              But only the topic of the article and, accordingly, the topic of discussion is the probability of the appearance of the US base in Ukraine in Ochakovo. That is another topic.
              1. cniza
                cniza 25 March 2020 14: 19 New
                +2
                There would be no fascism, there would be no base, destroy fascism and the base would disappear ...
        2. Aleksandr1971
          Aleksandr1971 25 March 2020 14: 16 New
          +2
          Gradually, American radars will appear in Ukraine somewhere in the Sumy region. Then there will be airbases, then there will be ground forces and marines.

          To begin with, this army will create pressure not so much on Russia as on Belarus. And in Belarus, a coup d'etat will be organized by amers, or something like a legitimate transfer of power to pro-Western puppets. And NATO bases will also appear in Belarus.

          Something needs to be done to prevent such a scenario.
          1. cniza
            cniza 25 March 2020 14: 21 New
            +1
            Your logic is understandable and it is not delusional, if we oversleep Belarus, then we will gain another problem for ourselves. We, sitting on sofas, can only be clever ...
          2. Kronos
            Kronos 25 March 2020 17: 52 New
            0
            It doesn’t matter anymore. So across the border there is one more or less role that no longer
            1. Aleksandr1971
              Aleksandr1971 26 March 2020 05: 54 New
              0
              You're wrong.
              Strengthening the NATO grouping around the borders of Russia is no accident.
              A shotgun hanging on stage will shoot at the end of the performance.
              Western forces will attack Russia when they secure total superiority.
              Such superiority must be prevented.
    2. Lelek
      Lelek 25 March 2020 21: 35 New
      0
      Quote: cniza
      We have a hornet's nest a hundred kilometers from Crimea ...

      hi Victor.
      You mentioned Crimea and I immediately remembered the news. By his decree, Putin banned the sale of land in Crimea to foreigners. It is allowed to sell them land only in three places of the steppe Crimea and categorically not on the coast.

      As for the base of the amerikosov, then (IMHO) they outplayed us here. We all hoped for the "brotherly mind of the Svidomites", but we were mistaken - there was no "brotherhood" or reason. So it is necessary to deal with Kiev Ukraine as with the enemy - tough and in all vectors.
      1. Aleksandr1971
        Aleksandr1971 26 March 2020 05: 55 New
        0
        How does this prevent the appearance of a hostile aspen nest near Crimea?
  15. boni592807
    boni592807 26 March 2020 20: 04 New
    0
    Why not "play" on the NATO charter (correct, more informed) and the world NPB !? U "Krajina announced that it does not recognize the entire NPB from Pereyaslvskaya Rada and cancels it. Thank you, IM! belay If there is a law or other document about IT. That, "Krajina - NO De jure. That is, this is the territory of the recipient - RI, the USSR, ie Russia. Therefore, Russia has the right in the future or to offer illegal buildings to demolish, at the expense of NOT a legal developer (USA) or take THEM for yourself. repeat
    Remind the United States of at least a few states NOT legally occupied by neighbors No. ... And possible debts to the English crown, for illegal (seizure of power and territories - like England, France and the indigenous peoples of the United States - DO NOT forget). I am sure there are many people in the world that the United States and not only, owed and WHILE "poured" debts. With partners, it is necessary in partnership - "Nothing personal, only BUSINESS". And, for the same Europe - the United States has already shown its "partner" face in connection with the scoronovirus WELL.
  16. heir
    heir 26 March 2020 20: 08 New
    0
    Let them build. Useful, most importantly, so as not to hack.
  17. hermit
    hermit 28 March 2020 15: 27 New
    0
    I remember they joked about five years ago: they say, Ukraine was going to fight with Russia, but Russia did not show up for war. Well, did not appear and did not appear. The Americans counted a technical defeat. If Russia does not need Ukraine, then the States will come in handy.
  18. Nedokomsomolets
    Nedokomsomolets 29 March 2020 06: 34 New
    0
    More specifically, can you please? Which buildings and structures have been commissioned and which are being prepared? What can this base really be used for? Which ships can go there now and which can then? Is there an airfield? What about the Montreux Convention? Will they simply give ships to Ukraine, Bulgaria or Turkey? What and how will this base in Russia threaten, what is the radius of destruction of various weapons? What can Russia oppose?
    In general, more constructive, please.
  19. Yury Siritsky
    Yury Siritsky 29 March 2020 12: 30 New
    0
    What bastards are these nemerly. They can’t lick anyone without it.
  20. Vadim777
    Vadim777 31 March 2020 22: 07 New
    0
    Ukraine has left Russia, Belarus is next in line .... It is logical that NATO will be present in these countries at the invitation of small-town elites ... The asymmetric response of Russia is the transfer of the capital to Yekaterinburg or Vorkuta ....
    Vorkuta impresses me more as a capital ...