As Russia prepares for war games in the Baltics, Ukraine is to host military drills with NATO, US forces

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September 12, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

As Russia prepares for its military drills in the Balkans, Ukraine is holding joint war games with the US and 15 NATO members, which will involve an “unprecedented” number of troops.

The annual Rapid Trident military drills will continue until September 23 near the Polish border at the western city of Yavoriv.

“Today, your support is very important for us. The experience of our colleagues is extremely valuable for the Ukrainian army,” said Ukrainian co-director of the war games, Colonel Sergei Litvinov.

The military exercise was launched just days ahead of major Russian maneuvers with Belarus, code named Zapad 2017, which are scheduled to take place between September 14 and 20 around the Baltic Sea, western Russia, Belarus and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, PressTV explained.

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