Ukraine launches joint military drills with NATO | 2018-09-04 | daily-sun.com

Ukraine launches joint military drills with NATO

4 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

STARYCHI: Ukraine on Monday launched joint military exercises with the United States and a string of other NATO countries as tensions with Russia remain high over the Kremlin-backed insurgency in the country’s east, reports AFP.

The annual Rapid Trident military exercises, taking place in the western Ukrainian village of Starychi until September 15, involve some 2,200 soldiers from 14 countries.

“(The participants) stand in solidarity with Ukraine, for Ukrainian security, Ukrainian sovereignty, and Ukrainian territorial integrity,” the US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch said at the opening ceremony.

The drills start a week before Russia holds its biggest military exercises since the Cold War, in the east of the country and with the participation of China and Mongolia.


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