Viche 2013 17

17, 2013

The Ocean shield: Ukrainian participation in action against piracy

According to the North Atlantic council of NATO, on August 17, 2009 the alliance started the naval operation against piracy the Ocean shield, whose mandate was later extended to 2014. Its main goal is combating threats to international security, especially piracy in the Horn of Africa, the Gulf of Aden and the coast of Somalia.