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The bill endorses participation of foreign troops in multinational exercises on training of forces, the Ukrainian-U.S. Sea Breeze 2017, and Ukrainian-U.S. Rapid Trident -2017 drills.

The legislation allows deployment in Ukraine of U.S. and other NATO allies’ forces as well as the troops of Partnership for Peace participant states (up to 3,000 armed troops along with military hardware, up to six warplanes and helicopters) for up to 365 days in January-December 2017 in the framework of multinational exercises on preparation of the armed forces; U.S. and other NATO allies’ forces as well as the troops of Partnership for Peace participant states (2,500 armed troops along with military hardware, up to 10 battle ships, five submarines, and 10 warplanes and helicopters, as well as 60 units of wheeled equipment) for up to 25 days in July-September 2017 in the framework of Ukrainian-U.S. Sea Breeze 2017 exercise.

Read alsoNATO releases video of U.S. Marines' first ever amphibious landing in UkraineFor up to 25 days in June-November 2017 within the framework of Ukrainian-U.S. Rapid Trident-2017 drills, the bill allows deployment of up to 2,000 armed soldiers along with military equipment, up to six warplanes and 10 helicopters of the U.S. and other NATO allies’ forces as well as the troops of Partnership for Peace participant states.

Read alsoRussia to unleash major war against Ukraine in Aug – Russian military expertAs stated in the explanatory memo, multinational exercises in Ukraine and beyond in 2017 will cost UAH UAH 34,888,300.

236 MPs have voted in favor of the decision out of 329 deputies registered in the session hall.

Read also"Roadblocks and convoys": Military drills kick off in Ukraine's southThe law will come into force from the date of its publication.