Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal announced plans to hold joint Coherent Resilience command and staff exercises with NATO in 2021, he said at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

“Today we discussed the prospects of deepening practical cooperation with the Alliance and preparations for the Coherent Resilience command and staff exercises in Odesa in 2021,” the Head of Government of Ukraine said.

In total, in 2021, there are plans to hold eight exercises on the territory of Ukraine with the participation of almost 21,000 Ukrainian servicepersons and almost 11,000 foreign participants.

As a reminder, the previous joint military exercises of Ukraine and NATO in the Black Sea took place in July 2020. In addition to Ukraine and the United States, military from Bulgaria, Georgia, Norway, France, Romania, Spain and Turkey took part in them. The exercises lasted for seven days.

Natalia Tolub

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