Ukrainian, British paratroopers vault Dnipro river during military exercises

Source : 112 Ukraine

Eurofighter Typhoon jet fighters of the Royal Air Force were engaged
11:56, 24 September 2020

United Efforts 2020
Ukraine's Defense Ministry

Ukrainian and British paratroopers cut across the Dnipro river as part of the strategic command and staff exercises called "United Efforts 2020", the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports.

According to the command, a separate assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and an integrated company tactical group of the 16th assault brigade of the British Armed Forces had to capture the bridgehead on the opposite bank of the great river. Their next task was to ensure the crossing of the river to the enemy area.

The role of the enemy was portrayed by units of one of Ukraine's motorized infantry brigades.

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As we reported earlier, the first stage of United Efforts 2020 took place on September 20: 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.

The goal of these drills 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.

Related: Russia reasserts control via nonstop military exercises in Belarus

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