According to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, in Lviv, on July 20, have started the most large-scale exercises of ground forces of Ukraine for the last year, which will be participated by soldiers from 18 countries, numbering 1,800 troops.
The largest group is Ukrainian, 800 soldiers. Among the representatives of foreign countries is the United States, 500 soldiers.
Also, Rapid Trident 2015 involves the troops from Belgium, Bulgaria, Norway, Canada, Georgia, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Spain, Poland, Turkey and Sweden.
The term of the planned international training is 2 weeks. During the exercises there will be used about 900 different types of weapons, and about 130 pieces of heavy military equipment, including combat vehicles.
The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine announced the purpose of the training: “The aim of the exercise Rapid Trident 2015 is preparation of staffs and subunits of multinational brigade for conduction of stabilization activities as part of defensive operation of operational command using the experience of conducting antiterrorist operation in the east of Ukraine.”