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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kiev Holds U.S. Sailors




KIEV -- Ukrainian police said Thursday they detained a group of 13 U.S. sailors after a drunken brawl broke out near the port of Odessa.


It was hard to establish just what caused the fight because the sailors had consumed so much alcohol they had difficulty expressing themselves, police spokesman Viktor Miroshnychenko said by telephone from Odessa.


The sailors were in civilian clothes and only at the police station was it discovered they were from the warship USS Stump, in town for U.S.-Ukrainian naval exercises called Sea Breeze 98.