Rapid Trident 2018 int'l drills kick off in Ukraine
Rapid Trident-2018 international military drills, which are the largest joint land exercises of the Ukrainian Armed Forces units and foreign units, will launch in Lviv region today.
The opening will be held at the International Center for Peacemaking and Security of the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Ground Forces Academy (the village of Starychy, Yavoriv district, Lviv region), as reported on the website of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
"Rapid Trident is a culmination of multinational training exercises conducted annually that serves as the validation for Ukraine's Ministry of Defense under the advisement of allied and partner nations," the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wrote on Facebook.
On September 2, soldiers from 10 NATO Allies and partners of the North Atlantic Alliance launched the 10-day Agile Spirit 2018 command-staff exercises at the Georgian military base in Senaki. The exercises are also attended by Ukrainian units.