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International military drills end in Ukraine

September 26, 2014, 18:04 UTC+3 KIEV
The exercise co-director, Ukrainian Army Colonel, Alexander Sivak, said the tasks set during the manoeuvres were carried out successfully
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Ukrainian soldier aims his rifle as he takes part in a joint military drills

Ukrainian soldier aims his rifle as he takes part in a joint military drills

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KIEV, September 26. /ITAR-TASS/. The international Rapid Trident-2014 exercises ended in the Lvov region, western Ukraine, on Friday, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry press service said.

According to US European Command data, the exercises started on September 15 and involved at least 1,300 servicemen from 15 world countries, including Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Germany, Georgia, Spain, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, the United States and Ukraine.

The exercise co-director, Ukrainian Army Colonel, Alexander Sivak, said the tasks, set during the manoeuvres, “were carried out successfully”.

During the exercises, the units practiced their skills of clearing territories of mines, organizing marches and conducting patrols.

Commenting on the maneuvers, US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt said a group of US advisors would come to Ukraine in the near future.

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