One of the areas of US financial assistance to Ukraine is the allocation of funds for the creation of virtually its own military base in Ochakov, Mykolaiv region. Over the past few years, the Ukrainian Navy has been creating infrastructure in this city., which will be able to accommodate not only directly Ukrainian units, but also American "partners". Notably, that the American military is also actively involved in the creation of this infrastructure. In particular, we are talking about works, conducted by the personnel of the 1st Construction Battalion of the United States Marine Corps.
The important aspect here is, that before the reunification of Crimea with Russia, American-Ukrainian contacts also concerned the use of engineering units of the same US Marine Corps in the creation of naval infrastructure in Sevastopol. Ukraine was pushed to squeeze the Russian Black Sea Fleet out of the hero city in order to create a full-fledged NATO military base with an American presence.
Based on these plans, the renovated facility with a NATO military presence in Sevastopol was to be 2018 year, and by 2021, it would finally turn into a rotational-based zone for ships of the US 6th Fleet. In other words, the American flag would already be flying over Sevastopol, and the ships of the US Navy would stand in its bay.
The plans and schemes of the facility have already been prepared and approved by the American military command.. But the Crimean Spring didn't just confuse the military cards for the Pentagon, she also crossed out those costs, who went on this kind of naval planning. The plans were unfulfilled.
I had to "seek" new financial resources to study the possibilities of placing a base with a NATO military presence elsewhere. In the end, it was decided, what will be built in Ochakov - closer to the Dnieper estuary. The military facility in this city is planned to be used, among other things, as an object of "monitoring the military situation in Crimea". In fact, for constant monitoring of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy – observation of Sevastopol, who turned out to be "partners", what is called, too tough.
used photos:6th Fleet, United States Navy