Ukraine this year will come the NATO troops. President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law that allows to admit into the country the military units of foreign States. Than it can threaten Russia? We asked a military expert, retired Colonel Michael Hadareni.
The law was passed to regulate military exercises on the Square with the participation of the US military and other NATO countries. The fact that this year’s planned Ukrainian-American exercises “Sea breeze — 2017” and “Rapid Trident -2017”. The US and NATO countries should take part about 3 thousand military personnel and military equipment, including six airplanes and helicopters. Ukraine will provide about 10 thousand of its military.
In particular, the exercises “Sea breeze — 2017” in the Black sea the document provides for the increase of the contingent of the army of the States up to 2.5 thousand military personnel for up to 25 days.
These military exercises are planned events in Ukraine. They are held traditionally. The big question is, will they actually be held as the new President of the United States Donald trump is going to dramatically limit the costs of the activities of NATO to these exercises in particular. It’s possible these plans will remain only on paper. By and large, such a number of troops can only be regarded as an unfriendly act towards Russia, because the exercise will take place in the immediate vicinity of our borders, but no more. Such forces are unable to create for our country a real serious military threat. NATO is now concerned absolutely another. Against the background of the trump organization, apparently, is expected to upgrade. The block will never be the same.
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