Fifteen countries, including eleven NATO members, will take part in joint exercises on 22 September. The exercises are of a purely defensive nature, aimed at protecting Ukraine, enhancing its defence capabilities, and interoperability with the armed forces of partner countries.
Features of exercises:
- Developed in accordance with one of the scenarios of military-political developments around Ukraine.
- Representatives of the armed forces of partner countries are involved in both the staff and the practical phase.
- Conducted in accordance with NATO standards and procedures.
“Our armed forces will practice interoperability with the armed forces of partner states. This is an important factor in deterring the aggressor since the exercises will demonstrate the stronger defence capabilities and the ability to cooperate with the armed forces of other countries,” said Hanna Maliar, Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine.