UK, Ukraine begin military exercises with airborne assault

Source : 112 Ukraine

These are the first British-Ukrainian drills of this type.
21:16, 20 September 2020

United Efforts 2020 exercise, airborne assault
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Ukraine and the UK conducted the first stage of the United Efforts 2020 exercise with an airborne assault. This was reported by the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook.

First, airborne assault forces, heavy infantry weapons, and equipment were dropped from Royal Air Force C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft. Further, the Ukrainian military aircraft Il-76MD and An-26 entered the combat course.

On the parachute platforms, cargo and units of the Airborne Assault Forces of the Armed Forces were dropped. The landing of the British and Ukrainian troops was covered by fighters of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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This is how the first phase of the United Efforts exercise began as part of the strategic command post exercise.

These are the first British-Ukrainian drills of this type. Their goal is the practical implementation of assignments in a multinational environment according to NATO standards and procedures, increasing the level of interoperability between the units of the Armed Forces and our partner states, the airborne fraternity.

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