The U.S. Department of defense has decided to postpone the sending of American troops to participate in military exercises in the West of Ukraine, supporting established in the country truce between the Kiev militia and security forces, said the commander of the American army in the European Union, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges.
The troops battalion of the 173rd airborne brigade, located in Italy, was obliged to begin shared with the Ukrainian military exercises on March 24. They were obliged to pass in the area of the city. However, in the end, the exercise was postponed at least until April, writes Military." in my opinion, the beginning of the exercise (in the Ukraine) was delayed in order to Express support for the ceasefire agreement after talks in Minsk, "said Hodges, adding that" the U.S. government wants to see a diplomatic solution ". on March 4 it was stated that the U.S. military from 5 March to 31 October of the current year will hold together with the Ukrainian armed forces exercises in Yavoriv town (Lviv region) in international centre for peacekeeping and security (MCMB). Before that, on 3 March, it was announced that the teachings of NATO countries and partners of the Commonwealth CMX15 will be held from 4 to 10 March without any deployment of military power on the ground. March 2 permanent Commissioner of Russia to NATO Alexander Grushko said that the countries of the North Atlantic Commonwealth spent about 200 events a military nature on the Eastern borders in the framework of enhanced activity of the Commonwealth in the area. First NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels, opening the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of Ministers of defence, said that the Alliance proceeds " for the most significant expansion of its military capabilities since the end of the cold war.