Ukrainian-American Rapid Trident – 2021 command and staff drills will take place from September 20 until October 1 in Ukraine. 15 countries will participate in it as the Defense Ministry of Ukraine reported citing Brigadier General Vyacheslav Klochkov.
“These drills will take place within the international military cooperation and preparation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The possibility of participation in them is considered by 15 countries; the total strength of the personnel approaches to 6,000,” Klochkov noted.
According to Head of the planning group of the Rapid Trident – 2021, Colonel Vitaliy Nehodenko, the first drills of the multinational battalion will take place with battle shooting. Besides, joined jumps of the Ukrainian and American paratroopers from the plane of military and transport aviation of the U.S. are planned.
The program of check and back feed of the concept of the operative possibility provides the estimation of the few units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Moreover, the course of NATO graders will be held by NATO trainers.
In 2020, Rapid Trident drills started on September 17 in Lviv region. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky participated in the opening of the event. 4,000 people participated in the drills. They were from Canada, the UK, Germany, Denmark, Romania, Lithuania and Poland.