The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted bill #4499 on approval of the decision of the President of Ukraine on the admission of detachments of the foreign armed forces to the territory of Ukraine in 2021 for participation in multinational drills. 325 MPs supported the decision, as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported.
Totally, it is planned to spend over 38.5 million of hryvnia ($1.366.582) for military drills in 2021. The funds would be taken from the annual budget of the Defense Ministry.
Eight drills are planned:
- Multinational drills on the training of the detachments of the Armed Forces (the Armed Forces of Ukraine, United States Armed Forces, NATO forces; up to 365 days; January-December 2021);
- Ukrainian-American drills Rapid Trident – 2021(up to 25 days; March-December 2021);
- Ukrainian-British drills Cossack Mayes – 2021 (up to 14 days; March-December 2021);
- Ukrainian-American drills Sea Breeze – 2021 (up to 25 days; March-December 2021);
- Ukrainian-Romanian drills Riverine – 2021 (up to 10 days; March-December 2021);
- Ukrainian-British drills Warrior Watcher – 2021 (up to 15 days; March-December 2021);
- Ukrainian-Polish drills Three Swords – 2021 (up to 14 days; March-December 2021);
- Ukrainian-Polish drills Silver Saber – 2021 (up to 45 days in 20212: the first stage up to 15 days, February-April; the second stage – up to 15 days, May-June; the third stage – up to 15 days, July-December).
As we reported, Ukrainian and British paratroopers cut across the Dnipro River as part of the strategic command and staff exercises called "United Efforts 2020". 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.
Watch review of Year 2020 here: