Airborne Command Ukraine Armed Forces

Ukrainian paratroopers have joined the multinational exercise Saber Guardian 2019, which kicked off in five locations in Romania on June 3.

More than 13,500 Romanian military, as well as those from 14 allied and partner countries are taking part in the exercise, namely from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Germania, Great Britain, Republic of Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and United States, according to

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The exercise aims to "emphasize cohesion, unity and solidarity of the partner and allied states with a view of defending themselves against any type of aggression, especially by a rapid mobilization and concentration of forces in a short time, anywhere in Europe," the Romanian Defense Ministry (MApN) said.

The activities planned during the exercise include staff tactical exercises and firing exercises, forced river crossing, and specific medical activities.