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"A group of representatives of the U.S. Air Force visited the airfield of the Petro Franko Tactical Aviation Brigade in Prykarpattia region to prepare for the Ukrainian-American Rapid Trident-2017 joint command exercises scheduled for September," Hutsuliak said.

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He also said that "the air component of joint exercises provides for takeoffs from the brigade's airfield..."