OREANDA-NEWS. The ships of the naval forces of Canada and Spain - "Toronto" and "Santa Maria" - from the composition of the permanent naval group of NATO will arrive in the port of Odessa on April 1.

According to media reports, during a visit to the Black Sea city, the captains of foreign frigates will meet with representatives of local authorities and the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU), as well as receive visitors on board during open hours for visiting.

How many days the ships will stay in the port of Odessa is not specified. However, then, as the newspaper writes, together with other ships of the alliance and naval forces of Ukraine, they will take part in maneuvers of the PASSEX type - "runaway training". In the terminology of the US Navy, thus denote the teachings of two different fleets, whose task is to work out the interaction in conditional military operations and humanitarian missions.

On Sunday, March 31, presidential elections will be held in Ukraine. According to the results of a recent survey conducted by the Institute for Analysis and Forecasting, the candidate Vladimir Zelensky is leading in the election race, which 29% of the country's citizens are ready to support. The leader of the Batkivshchyna party, Yulia Tymoshenko (18.7%), and the current head of state, Petro Poroshenko (16.5%), are in second and third places, respectively. In total, 39 candidates will compete for the post of the country's leader.