Tight Knot-2006 exercises of the Ukrainian Air Force begin at Kulbakino air base and Kyivo-Oleksandrivka aircraft target ground in the Mykolayiv Oblast today.

      According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s press-service, since the parliament has not considered as yet the draft law, allowing foreign military subdivisions to train at the Ukrainian territory, the exercises will be carried out without British pilots.

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      The theme of the training is “Fulfilling peacemaking tasks by multi-national forces”. The main aim of the training is to work out collaboration between different kinds of aircraft during peacemaking and anti-terrorist operations under the aegis of UN.

      The training will last for three days.