Sunday, April 17, 2011

Chief of General Staff invites Finnish military to exercises

KYIV, April 16 (UKRINFORM). Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Hryhoriy Pedchenko invited representatives of the Finnish Defense Forces to participate in the Ukraine-U.S. tactic exercise Rapid Trident 2012.

As the press service of the Defense Ministry informed, he handed over a relevant invitation during a visit to the Finnish Republic. The military exercises are planned to be held since July 23 and till August 3 next year in Yavoriv district of Lviv region (Ukraine's west). During the visit, the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces held negotiations with the Chief of the Finnish Defense Forces, General Ari Puheloinen, on the issues of reformation and development of the armed forces of both countries, as well as on the state and perspectives of the Ukraine-Finland military cooperation. In addition, members of the Ukrainian delegation visited the Karelia Brigade, familiarized with reforms, held in the Finnish Army, shared experience of peacekeeping activities and determined the ways for further cooperation.