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Rapid Trident 2017 not supposed to deter Russian aggression, - Ukrainian military
10:49, 8 September 2017
Rapid Trident 2017 not supposed to deter Russian aggression, - Ukrainian military

The international military drills slated for this month will be involving some 2,500 servicemen

10:49, 8 September 2017

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Ukraine-U.S. military exercise Rapid Trident 2017 are supposed to improve interaction among troops from various countries – not to fight the Russian military aggression in Ukraine. Anton Myronoyvch, the spokesman of the country’s defense ministry said that on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.   

‘There’s a big delegation from the U.S. Army – about 400 servicemen; more contingents will come from Moldova, Romania, Poland and other countries. Dozens of armored vehicles and two Mil Mi-8 helicopters will be involved… This exercise is not meant to deter Russian aggression, including the Kremlin’s plans to hold the large-scale drills called West 2017. The servicemen practice in performing joint actions; they make sure the forces are compatible in completing particular missions,’ Myronovych said.   

Rapid Trident 2017 will be taking place at Yavoriv firing range, Lviv region, western Ukraine, from September 7 through 23. 

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