Combat aircraft of the U.S. Air Force will participate in the Clear Sky military drills that are to be hosted in Ukraine soon. Stars and Stripes reported that; the Ukrainian defense ministry also confirmed this information.
The large-scale aviation exercise is to involve the vehicles and crews from nine countries - Ukraine, the U.S., Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania and the United Kingdom.
'Announcement of the Clear Sky multinational exercise comes days after Ukraine said it would establish a new naval base along the Sea of Azov to counter a more assertive Russia. The U.S. plans to send about 450 personnel from bases in the States and in Europe, a U.S. Air Forces in Europe spokesman said Tuesday. About 250 will participate in the exercise, including pilots and maintainers; the remainder will be in support roles', reads the story.
Clear Sky 2018 will be held mostly in the area of Starokostyantyniv air base, central Ukraine; it is scheduled for the middle of October.