"The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Odessa, Ukraine, to participate in the second, at-sea phase of exercise Sea Breeze 2017," the release said. "Sea Breeze 2017 is a US and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to improve training, enhance interoperability, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Black Sea region."
The multinational naval exercise is part of Atlantic Resolve, according the release.
Atlantic Resolve is a response to Russia's intervention in Eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea and demonstrates the US commitment to its NATO allies, and partner nations, according to the US Department of Defense.
While docked in Odessa, the Carney hosted Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko, the release added.