Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Poroshenko permits entry of foreign military with equipment and weapons to Ukraine

March 30, 2015 (JoInfo) President Petro Poroshenko has signed Decree "On the Plan of Holding Multinational Trainings with Participation of AFU Units in the Territory of Ukraine and their Participation in Trainings Abroad for 2015, as well as the Access to the Territory of Ukraine for the Units of the Armed Forces of Other States to Participate in Multinational Trainings in 2015," Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the official website of the Ukrainian leader.

"The level of preparation of our servicemen that take part in trainings should be high, for them to become instructors and share their experience for the struggle against subversive-reconnaissance groups and the increase of efficiency of various sectors of the Armed Forces," said Poroshenko.
A series of Ukrainian-American trainings in the territory of Ukraine is scheduled for 2015: "Fearless Guardian-2015" (overall number of participants equals 2.2 thousand people, including 1 thousand U.S. servicemen), "Sea Breeze-2015" (overall number of participants equals 2.5 thousand people, including 1 thousand U.S. servicemen and up to 500 militaries from NATO countries and the program "Partnership for Peace") and "Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident-2015" (overall number of participants equals 2.1 thousand people, including up to 500 U.S. servicemen and up to 600 servicemen from NATO countries and the program "Partnership for Peace"). Also, Ukrainian-Polish trainings are planned: "Secure Sky – 2015" (overall, 350 participants, including 100 Polish militaries) and "Legal Order – 2015" (overall, 100 participants, including 50 Polish servicemen). For this end, the Decree of the President grants access to the territory of Ukraine for the armed forces units of the U.S., NATO member-states, members of the program "Partnership for Peace", Poland with armament, military equipment, ships, submarines, aircrafts and helicopters for the period and in the amount approved by the Decree.
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