Ukrainian military transport aircraft will participate in the largest NATO exercise Trident Juncture-2015 within the EU, said on the last working day of the week press service of mission of Ukraine to NATO.
"Ukrainian military transport aircraft Il-76MD from 19 to 28 October 2015 will be involved in the development of common objectives With NATO air scripted phase of exercises within Italy and Spain ", – notified on the Internet representation of the mission. On 8 October, the defence Ministers of NATO countries approved the concept of military response forces of the Commonwealth of up to 40 thousand Soldiers.
As the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Jens Stoltenberg, NATO has the infrastructure required to host response forces on the southern borders of the Commonwealth. From 3 October to 6 November in southern Europe are the largest in a decade NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015 ( "Connection Trident" ), the maneuvers will be held in Spain, Italy and Portugal, in the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic ocean. They involve 36 thousand People, 140 aircraft and up to 90 submarines and surface vessels from 30 countries, among them non-NATO Austria and Sweden. In early autumn, NATO took the decision to make six new staff – control points of the Commonwealth in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. In June, the Alliance decided on increasing the number of response force up to 40 thousand People and the inclusion in the composition of the advance team – joint task force with high readiness NATO (VJTF), the so-called " tip of the spear ". Up to date statements of the Commonwealth related to Greater part of the infrastructure for the application of response forces on the Eastern flank in response to the situation around Ukraine.