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Rapid Trident 2017 drills officially opened
16:25, 11 September 2017
Rapid Trident 2017 drills officially opened

This year almost 2,500 military participate in the military exercise

16:25, 11 September 2017

Today, September 11, an official opening ceremony of Ukrainian-US military exercise Rapid Trident 2017 was held, according to the statement of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence.

The ceremony took place at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre (Yavoriv region, Lviv oblast).

United States Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, Head of Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Army Academy Lieutenant General Pavlo Tkachuk, and other officials attended the event.

This year, a record number of military participate in the exercise – around 2,500 servicemen from 15 countries. Apart from Ukraine and the USA, soldiers from Canada, Bulgaria, Georgia, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Turkey, and the UK.

Rapid Trident is a two-week exercise focusing on implementation of experience of different armies, sharing professional skills, enhancement of cooperation among units of different countries and validating training of units under JMTG-U program.

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