This past weekend the American War Exercise called “Sea Breeze” concluded in the city of Odessa (which they spelled wrong). These are the Black Sea war games, in which America and its NATO (and non-NATO) allies practice going to war against Russia on the sea.
Earlier, one of the Ukrainian naval commanders, Serhiy Haiduk sort of gave the game away as to what they are planning for, when he was quoted in a television interview saying the following:
“We [and the Americans] are also working out (scenarios) which are not familiar to the Ukrainian armed forces. Namely, a situation involving the civil population, and having to present (military) force against the civilian population. As one element of the hybrid warfare.”
Here is the clip in question, it’s in Ukrainian: