U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and President Petro Poroshenko observed the course of the multinational Clear Sky 2018 military exercise at Starokostiantyniv airfield, Vinnytsia region, central Ukraine. 'Hundreds of American military personnel are participating to underscore U.S. support for Ukrainian independence, democracy, prosperity & security,' the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine reported on Thursday.
Earlier, U.S. Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagles and Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules arrived in Ukraine to take part in international military exercises Clear Sky 2018, the purpose of which is the consolidation of peace and security.
Clear Sky 2018 is a joint and multinational exercise, where 950 officers from nine countries will take part, including Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, the UK, and the U.S.
The troops and the aircraft are based at Starokostyantyniv airfield.