The commander of the NATO forces in the European Union General Philip Breedlove, nestled on a visit to Ukraine on Thursday to visit Lviv landfill, where the Ukrainian-American Exercise, informs the press service of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers on the results of the General meeting with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
according to the press service, the Central topic of conversation was practical measures of cooperation between Ukraine and its partners in the framework of the joint coordination Department for military cooperation and defence reform to strengthen the defense potential of Ukraine, the reform of the Ukrainian armed forces, to ensure consistency and compliance with NATO standards. The parties also discussed Ukrainian-American military exercise, which began In Lviv region.
Philip Breedlove said that tomorrow will visit the international centre for peacekeeping and security of the Western operative command of Land forces of armed forces in Yavorov, where they are training ", - informs the press service of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers.
Yatsenyuk said that Breedlove is a great friend of the Ukrainian people and the American people, he said, " supports the Ukrainian ".
"We very much appreciate your support to make armed forces and the National guard of Ukraine, more than powerful, strong and such that meet the highest military standards ", - noted the head of Ukrainian government.
International Exercise Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident-2015 started on the first day of the week In Lviv region. They are the most large-scale exercises in the country this year, a record number of participants - more than 1. 8 thousand soldiers from 18 countries. The American military is the most numerous among the foreign participants of the exercises in the West of Ukraine, consisting of about five hundred people, said the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of defense. The training will last two weeks in different parts of the military ground in the international centre for peacekeeping and security Academy of Land forces In the Lvov area. During the practical classes will be used almost 900 weapons and about 130 military vehicles and combat vehicles.
The annual Exercise Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident in Ukraine are held with the participation of the offices of Ukraine, the United States and several other NATO countries and the former USSR. In 2014 participated in about 1, 3 thousand soldiers from fifteen countries.