Ukrainian-Polish-British Training for Aero-Mobile Subdivisions Begin in Poland
Ukraine, Kiev, 2 September / Trend corr. Z.Novosvitskiy / The Ukrainian-Polish-British joint tactical exercises titled Cossack Steppe 2008 aero-mobile subdivisions began at New Demba military polygon in Poland on 2 September.
According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, exercises are held within the framework of the NATO's Partnership for Peace program. They target to fulfill tasks on organization and realization of stabilization measures in regions, where terrorist and extremist forces function. Exercises aim to reach appropriate level of congruence in work with officers of the multinational staff and interrelation amongst subdivisions during participation in joint peacekeeping operations within the composition of multinational contingents.
A total of 50 servicemen of the 79th separate aero-mobile brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces' land troops represent Ukraine at the Cossack Steppe 2008.
The Ukrainian-Polish-British joint tactical exercises titled Cossack Steppe 2008 aero-mobile subdivisions will last by 14 September.
An idea to hold the Cossack steppe training aroused in 1996 during meeting of Defense Ministers of Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Poland. Ukraine received participants of the first training at the Shirokiy Lan polygon in 1997. Exercises were held in territory of the rest participant-countries in the following years, except 2007.
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