Today at the airbase of the Armed forces of Ukraine in Khmelnytsky region started the first phase of the Ukrainian-American command post exercise Rapid Trident-2017. The Ministry of defense of Ukraine in this regard, said the maneuvers, code-named “Sharp Trident” are held regularly and this year can not be considered an “answer” to the upcoming Russian-Belarusian maneuvers “West-2017”.
Meanwhile, on the Yavoriv training ground in Lviv region arrived American military equipment, which in the coming days “will be the subject of operation in support of peace and stability in the region.”
The website of the U.S. army announced that beginning today the exercise will involve 1,800 troops from 14 countries: USA, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Canada, Moldova, Estonia, great Britain, Norway, Poland, Italy, Turkey, Romania, Georgia and Lithuania.
As stated the other day in the Verkhovna Rada, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the Russian and Belarusian military under the guise of exercises “West-2017” “unable to create new military units for the invasion of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine”.